Ugandan Police Seek to End 48-Hour Detention Rule

The Uganda Police Force is facing stiff resistance over a proposal that would allow officers to hold suspects beyond the maximum of two days before they are granted bail or appear in court. While police say the change will only affect terrorism suspects, opponents say those accused of petty crimes will be held longer too.

Suspects in the murder of former AIGP Felix Kaweesi display injuries that were allegedly inflicted on them by police officers at Nalufenya Detention Centre (file photo).


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