Five people from different parts of Kampala, who have been missing for weeks, have been found at the armys Special Investigations Unit at Kireka.
A team led by the chairman of Uganda Human Rights Commission, Med Kaggwa, visited SID Kireka, a detention facility run by both police and army, and found the suspects were being held incommunicado.
They are Sulaiman Ssenfuka, a resident of Kazo-Angola in Kawempe Division, Robert Lubega, Baker Walusimbi, who was arrested at High Court, Abdulrahman Namwanja and Brian Robert Lukumbuka. The suspects were arrested on unclear offences and none of their relatives or lawyers was allowed to visit them in detention.
Following the Commissions intervention, Ssenfuka was produced before court and remanded to prison while Lubega and Namwanja were released. The Commission is working out modalities with security agencies to ensure the rights and entitlements of these and any others that are incarcerated are respected and actualised even while in detention, Kaggwa told a press briefing at the Commissions offices in Kampala on Friday.
All suspects except Walusimbi were picked by armed men in civilian clothes.
Their families have been looking for them in different detention facilities but without success. Walusimbi was released by High Court last month after being on remand for 13 years on murder charges of women in early 2000s.
Kaggwa said the Commission is monitoring the situation of Walusimbi and Lukumbuka who are still detained at SID.
The UHRC leadership has also met the heads of security agencies and the minister of Security regarding human rights abuses and agreed on six steps to stop torture. Among the measures agreed upon is charging the perpetuators of these human rights abuses under the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website