The leader of Opposition [LoP] in Parliament Ms Betty Aol Ocan has said the government is losing its grip on human rights protection arguing that the country is heading back to its dark past.
“Uganda is slipping back to the times when human rights abuses in form of torture and killings were high and a common practice. Torture is currently being meted on everyone, legislators are being attacked, the citizens are not being spared,” Ms Aol said.
Speaking to Journalists at her residence in Gulu Town on Monday, Ms Aol said the current spate of torture being executed by elite government soldiers are clear signals things are getting out of hands.
Her remarks follow the recent arrest and alleged torture of four opposition legislators and 29 other opposition activists and their supporters early last month in Arua Municipality a day to the Arua Municipality by-election.
Six people have since been shot dead, scores injured in demonstrations in and around Kampala and other areas as Army took over leadership in quelling major unrest since the August 18 Arua Municipality fracas.
“Ugandans should not look on as they face such unfair treatment from their government, we need to rise up to regain the freedom,” Ms Aol said.
Ms Aol also lashed at the Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo for what he says were mockery statements on the health of Bobi Wine and Zaake.
“Kyagulanyi and Zaake are in pain, they were tortured by the soldiers, but Opondo instead says they are faking their illnesses. That’s is wrong, Opondo will one day be faced with such. He is mortal like any other human being,” Ms Aol said.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website