Ugandan army denies torturing opposition activist

Ugandan army denies torturing opposition activist

Uganda’s military has denied accusations of abducting and torturing an opposition activist, a day after pictures emerged showing the victim with visible marks of torture on his chest, local media reported.

In a Twitter thread, opposition leader Bobi Wine had said his supporter was burnt with hot metals on the chest and metals were used to tear his skin.

“This has been the fate of hundreds of our supporters who are regularly abducted!” he said.

But the military spokesperson said an internal investigation found that the victim, Eric Mwesigwa, “was not in the hands of any security agency”.

“We advise him to go to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and report or the police so that we can commence intensive investigation,” the spokesperson added.

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