Torture Survivors Movement activists slapped with assault charges



The Uganda Police have revealed that they will prefer assault charges on the Torture Survivors Movement activists who Tuesday clashed with security in the course of their protest over diverted Karamoja iron sheets.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says they have already recorded statements from eye witnesses and have forwarded their case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to see how the suspects can be paraded in courts.

The police say, clashes between the activists and Assistant Superitendant of Police Flavia Musimenta tantamount to assault.

The charge of assault is in connection with a physical confrontation between the protesters, who belong to Torture Survivors Movement UG, and a police officer, Assitant Superitendant of Police Flavia Musimenta.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango yesterday said the activists, who are currently detained at Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala, assaulted and injured ASP Musimenta.

“Right now, we are recording statements from witnesses who saw rioters assaulting our police officer. As soon as we are done with this, the file will be taken to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice,” he said. 

The activists were calling on the government to deliver justice to the vulnerable people of Karamoja, who were the intended beneficiaries of the iron sheets.

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