Mbabazi Condemns Police Brutality against Besigye

Former Prime Minister and 2016 presidential aspirant, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi condemned has police brutality meted out against the FDC Presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye and his colleagues.

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Dr. Kizza Besigye and his colleagues were travelling to Rukungiri for a public meeting on Saturday last week.

“I condemn the wilful police brutality meted out against the FDC Presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye and his colleagues of FDC this past Saturday on their way to a public meeting in Rukungiri,” Mbabazi said in a note released this morning on his official website.

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He further condemned the shameful treatment of a woman by the police.

“The shameful treatment of women by the police that same day is indefensible and should never happen again.”

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Below is Mbabazi’s full statement.

I condemn the wilful police brutality meted out against the FDC Presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye and his colleagues of FDC this past Saturday on their way to a public meeting in Rukungiri.

There is no excuse whatsoever for this police violence. We call on Government to rein in the state police who have been brutalising the innocent public.

Additionally, the shameful treatment of women by the police that same day is indefensible and should never happen again.

It is the duty of the police to protect and serve all Ugandans, as well as to ensure the equal application of the rule of law and the respect for the human rights of all citizens. Without this, there can be no true democracy.

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