Uganda court orders govt to compensate murder suspects for torture
Thursday October 12 2017
Murder suspects in the assassination of Uganda's Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi leaving the court room in Kampala. PHOTO | ABUBAKER LUBOWA
High Court judge Oumo Oguli Thursday ordered the State to pay Ush80m (about $22,000) to each of the 22 people facing murder charges after medical evidence showed that they had been tortured while in custody.
The judge faulted the State for failing to account for the accused’s injuries.