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Report: Uganda police unit tortures suspects

Report: Uganda police unit tortures suspects

An international rights group says in a new report that a secretive police unit in Uganda frequently operates outside the law, carries out torture and in some cases kills suspects.
The Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday says the police force known as the Rapid Response Unit has a history of violent and unlawful operations since it was formed under a different name in 2002 by President Yoweri Museveni.
Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said the unit tortures, detains and in some cases kills suspects.
The new report recommends that Uganda's police issue orders to end the illegal detention and torture of suspects.
A Ugandan police spokesman said he didn't have any immediate comment because he hadn't seen the report.


Updated : 2021-06-20 18:27 GMT+08:00