Court to Decide on Treatment of Tortured Kaweesi Murder Suspects

High court judge Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli has set 24th July  to rule on the application where 19 people accused of killing AIGP Andrew Kaweesi ask to be taken for a medical examination outside Luzira Prison.

The 19 want the injuries they claim to have sustained from torture to be examined outside the prison.

Through lawyer  Ladslaus Rwakafuzi, the suspects say in the application that they were arrested from their homes and detained in military custody before being   transferred to Nalufenya detention center where they were tortured.

Later on they were charged in the Nakawa court and remanded to Luzira prison where the injuries, they say, intensified and have never been tended to.

However, Counsel Philip Mwaka from Attorney General Chambers challenged this application, saying that Luzira Prison is well equipped to handle such health cases.

Council Rwakafuzi wants his clients to be allowed by court to be taken to the African Centre for Torture where experts can subject them to both physiological check and rehabilitation.

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