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Uganda Unit ‘Tortured Detainees’

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8 Apr 09 | BBC

An anti-terrorism unit in Uganda is responsible for the unlawful detention of suspects and torture, US-based Human Rights Watch says in a report [.pdf].


Based on interviews with 25 alleged victims, the group says that suspects had been held for up to 11 months without access to families or lawyers.

It said they were severely beaten and some died as a result of torture.

An army spokesman told AFP news agency that torture was not condoned and the allegations would be investigated.

“Institutionally, we do not condone or practice torture. We are actually at the forefront of advancing human rights,” Maj Felix Kulaiyigye said. >>>

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8 April 2009 at 9:23 am

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