The DP spokesperson Opio Okoler said on Tuesday that the family member of the suspects should appear at the DP offices and lodge complaints such that their lawyers can help to secure their freedom.
The Democratic Party-DP has instructed its lawyers to offer free legal services to all people who were arrested in last week’s protests.
The protests broke out following the arrest and detention of Robert
Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate.
The DP spokesperson Opio Okoler said on Tuesday that the family members of the
suspects should go to the DP offices and lodge complaints such that their lawyers
can help to secure their freedom.
Okoler, who was addressing a press conference at the party headquarters on
Balintuma road in Kampala, said that the party has asked the legal advisor to
constitute a team of legal officers to work with the family members of the
More than 400 people were arrested from different parts of the country for allegedly participating in the protests
that broke out in Kampala and other parts of the country.
According to the Democratic Party, police illegally detained the suspects
beyond the mandatory 48 hours.
"We still want to confirm that it is a right of Ugandan to demonstrate and
it is a right of every Ugandan to enjoy the freedom of speech and freedom of
expression, therefore, I still want to maintain that these Ugandans who still
kept in Incommunicado and those who managed to secure police bond did it committed
any crime," he said.
Okoler also said that the Minister of Security Gen. Elly Tumwine should apologize over his statements he made regarding the actions of security
personnel during the protests.
Addressing journalists at the media center on Friday, Tumwine said
that the army and police have a right to kill.
Okoler says that Tumwine's statements threaten the security of the country.
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