United Democratic Ugandans
Statement on the Gross Violation of IngridTurinawe’s Human Rights
By Dorothy Lubowa
The rule of law is enshrined in the constitution of Uganda but it is hardly observed by the Ugandan government. Rule of law has beenupheld by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights since 1948 and, as a result, has become a part of international customary law binding on all members of the United Nations including Uganda. Uganda has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which protects the rights of all Ugandans to associate, assemble and express themselves as they see fit. Ugandan citizens, under the constitution of Uganda and the Convention Against Torture, have a right to be free from torture and inhumane treatment by the officials of their government.
Therefore all women of Uganda, and men who support them,in the international community:
Condemn the behavior of the Uganda Police who tortured IngridTurinawe while illegally arresting her without justifiable cause;
Are seriously disgusted by the silence of the government of Uganda and NRM regime on the issue of abusing women rights by the police;
Are further astounded and enraged by the savage violation of feminine dignity by the Ugandan police who denied committing the atrocities recorded on video available on u tube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ntvuganda;
Demand immediate rectification of all the wrongs committed by the Ugandan Security Forces against innocent Ugandans by arresting and punishing the individuals who perpetrated the illegal acts;
Call upon all people in the world to register their disapproval of this outrageous violation of human rights against an innocent Ugandan women.
We declare this for God, peace, liberty and justice in our country.