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Kyadondo Voter Sues Police Over Torture

Police arresting some of the voters at polling stations in Kyadondo
Police arresting some of the voters at polling stations in Kyadondo

A Kyadondo East voter who claims was tortured by the Police during the recently concluded Kyadondo East MP by-election last month has dragged Police to court seeking compensation over his violated rights

The applicant Patrick Sande Byamukama in his petition filed in court by his lawyer Rwadslaus Rwakafuzi, alleges that on 29th June 2017 at his polling station after casting his vote he was pounced on by 3 police officers  who beat him up, took away his belongings which include his wallet and phone

After grabbing his belongings, he says, the officers arrested him and took him to Kira Division Police station where he was detained for 5 days and  while in custody he was kept incommunicado, denied water and food until the 3rd/July 2017 when he was released on police bond.

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Byamukama adds that the torture greatly affected his life because his kidney was damaged, as he passes out bloody urine.

On top of compensation, Byamukama also seeks court to issue an order to enable him identify the individual officers who tortured him so that they can personally pay for their actions.

Deputy Registrar Sarah Langa has summoned the Attorney General who represents Police to file a defense within 15 days.

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