Muslim clerics also sue Kayihura over torture



The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura is yet again in another trouble after eight people suspected for masterminding the shooting of Muslim clerics last year accused him of torture.

The suspects who are on remand in Luzira prison have instructed their lawyers to file a torture case against Kayihura who is battling a similar case before the Makindye Magistrates Court for torturing Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former presidential candidate Kizza Besigye.

The suspects who include Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, the leader of Tabliq sect, Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Abdulsalam, Abdulhamid Sematimba, Rashid Jingo, Twaha Ssekito, Yusuf Kakande alias Abdallah, and Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya say they were tortured on different occasions in the course of the investigations by the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATF).

Their decision follows advice by pre-trial judge Duncan Gaswaga to file a court case against persons who have infringed on their rights in relation to a complaint lodged before the court last week.

According to prosecution, Sheikh Kamoga and his co-accused directed systematic attacks against Shia and Tabliq Muslims, in a wave of attacks in which several clerics were killed last year.

They face charges ranging from murder, attempted murder, crimes against humanity and terrorism.

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