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UHRC Condemn Re-arrest of Suspects Upon Being Granted Bail

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By Racheal Nakassi


Uganda Human Rights commission has condemned a practice by security agencies to re-arrest suspects upon being granted bail insisting that it’s illegal .
This as officials of the commission led by their acting chairman commissioner Steven Basaliza appeared before the parliamentary legal committee to present their budget proposal for the financial year 2018/19 that stands at 17.9bn shillings.
The mp for Busiro east constituency Madard Lubega Ssegona challenged the officials to explain their mandate at fighting for the rights of the suspects who have on several occasion been seen re-arrested even by plain clothed men after they have been granted bail.
Commissioner Steven Basaliza notes that they have on several occasions engaged with heads of different security organize notifying them over the same matter and where necessary some suspects are released.
He explains that a person can only be re-arrested when the parties think they have new charges slapped on him or her but still this cannot be done in court vicinity where a person has been granted bail.

Commissioner Basaliza decries the level of impunity in the security organs where some individual officers vigorously violet human rights hence a call that such officers have to personally be prosecuted for their deeds.