COVID-19 Lockdown: Disturbing photos of women 'tortured' by police officers enforcing curfew at Ugandan border


On Saturday April 4, Uganda woke up to the frightful photographs of ladies and men at Elegu fringe with South Sudan who were pulled out of their homes, beaten and moved on a sloppy ground by security powers under the affection of upholding the President's mandates on coronavirus and time limit.

Since Walk 30 when President Museveni reported the lockdown over Covid-19 pandemic and the night time limitation to confine human development, security powers including Nearby Resistance Unit powers, police, armed force, and knowledge organizations have been thrashing individuals they blamed for opposing the request.

He said security powers had utilized a "ponderous methodology" to scatter the 31 ladies, depicted by Uganda Radio System as sex laborers, and seven men.

"The patrollers kicked entryways open and hauled the inhabitants out, and some fell in the sloppy surfaces. A few vlnerable ladies and a couple of men were harmed simultaneously."

Casualties revealed the episode to their proprietor, Beatrice Auma, who took photographs of their wounds, Enanga stated, including: "The pictures circulated around the web."

The wounds remembered wounds for the ladies' thighs and bottom clearly from caning - a known act of the Ugandan security powers.

The security work force allegedly utilized iron bars and sticks to beat the individuals.

The beating of the Elegu ladies isn't a separated case. In the course of the most recent fourteen days, various comparable cases have been accounted for in different pieces of the nation.

He said security powers had utilized a "ponderous methodology" to scatter the 31 ladies, depicted by Uganda Radio System as sex laborers, and seven men.

"The patrollers kicked entryways open and hauled the inhabitants out, and some fell in the sloppy surfaces. A few vlnerable ladies and a couple of men were harmed all the while."

Casualties announced the occurrence to their proprietor, Beatrice Auma, who took photographs of their wounds, Enanga stated, including: "The pictures circulated around the web."

The wounds remembered wounds for the ladies' thighs and backside obviously from caning - a known act of the Ugandan security powers.

Ms Margaret Auma, the executive of Elegu Ladies Cross-outskirt Merchants Reserve funds and Credit agreeable Society, who claims the premises where the security officials pulled out the people in question, said at around 7 pm when everybody were in their homes, she heard ladies crying: "why have you pulled us from our homes to begin beating us. What have we done?"

She said the ladies cried however the security powers kept beating them.

As indicated by her, the officials continued kicking entryways and pulling out chiefly ladies and moved with them up to 1am when they were discharged.

After the photographs of those tormented at Elegu developed via web-based networking media, a joint security task group of senior armed force and cops began examining the supposed torment.

Mr Fred Enanga, the police representative, in an official statement on Sunday said the patrollers kicked entryways open and hauled the tenants out and some fell on sloppy surfaces.

"Utilizing a cumbersome way to deal with scatter the tenants, a few defenseless ladies and a couple of men were harmed all the while," he said.

Enanga said 38 casualties involving 31 females and Seven guys were followed and their point by point explanations were recorded.

"One of the male casualties recognized as Kuma Charles Adigoli endured critical wounds of a broke arm and is conceded at the fourth Divisional Emergency clinic at its central command in Gulu Locale, while the remainder of the casualties had clear wounds. They were additionally exposed to clinical assessment and will keep accepting the most ideal help as we quick track their issue to the courtrooms," he said.

"The administration of both the UPDF and UPF, firmly censures the preposterous and gross demonstrations of wrongdoing by the officials," he included.

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