DP To Launch Report On Police Brutality

stuff geneva;”>Briefing the press at the party headquarters on Tuesday, DP president, Norbert Mao said, “We want to organize people who have been victims of police brutality to institute a class action case against different police officers and the police institution itself.”

He gave an example of the Mau Mau who after a period of 50 years, decided to sue the British government for being brutal against them during the rebellion and the British government must pay in return.

Mao noted that very many middle class people have lost their lives, property and some have been brutalized by police and yet no one has come out to adhere to them since only the prominent men are publicized.

“I have never heard that a lawyer or doctor was shot dead during a demonstration but it’s always the boda boda drivers, the ‘Mandazi sellers’ and other ordinary men and women who suffer most,” he added.

Mao called upon the middle class people to join in this ‘truth telling exercise’ so as to provide enough testimonies against the police.

He said the tribunal will be holding hearings at the DP headquarters where by a panel will be set for citizens to testify against the police.

“I will also come and testify of how I was taken to Nakasongola, Luzira and how I was beaten up on the road to Mityana and thereafter we shall launch a report against all these cases,” he added.


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