By Watchdog reporter
The High Court has ordered government to compensate shs80 million to each of the tortured 22 suspects in the late Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder case.
The verdict was made by Justice Margaret Ouma Oguli who warned government that it will incur a 20% interest if it doesn’t pay in the stipulated time.
Justice Oguli made that decision after finding out that the suspects were tortured while in police custody.
The suspects had petitioned High Court seeking to be released from Luzira on grounds that their rights were violated during their arrest and they are living in bad health conditions which resulted from torture and inhuman treatment by both the Police and military officers.
In her ruling, the judge condemned these inhuman acts citing that they could not be tolerated in society.
On the request of them to be released, Justice Oguli said she couldn’t set them free since they still have a murder case to answer.
Kaweesi was gunned down on 17 March, 2017 by unknown assailants as he left his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.