The Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo has
said that Government does not know the whereabouts of the 365 people of the 423
presented as missing by the National Unity Platform (NUP).
Odongo was presenting to Parliament a
statement on missing persons where he noted
that out of the list of 423 people presented by NUP, they only know 58 of these who have been verified, on Thursday.
Minister informed Parliament that after his
statement on missing persons last month, a number of MPs presented to him additional lists of persons whose whereabouts remain unknown. But he adds that after close scrutiny, the government can only account for 58 people who
are either on remand or have since been released.
Odongo says that the 365 could not be verified because
the people who provided the names did not indicate the time and location of
the arrest. He says information from intelligence indicates that these people
could be hiding for fear of getting arrested.
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He adds that from the November riots
1,035 suspects were arrested, 901 charged in court, 734 were remanded, 167
released on bail, 113 were released on police bond, 21 were cleared and
released by police while 51 were convicted and sentenced.
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speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga
appealed to the government to restrain from violating rights when
enforcing the law saying it is sad to be mentioned as a country that is
violence and brutality.
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Earlier in the day, different women and NUP
supporters took to the streets in Kampala and Parliament demanding that their
people be released either dead or alive.