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Kampala — Uganda Human Rights commission is advocating for the Death sentence as an extreme penalty to perpetrators of Torture.
The demand is made on the eve of the UN International Day against Torture, its part of a campaign to eradicate torture and on Humanity.
The main thrust of this year’s commemoration is advocacy for the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009. The bill which was developed jointly by the Uganda Human Rights Commission and members of Coalition against Torture
It seeks to address some of the gaps in the current legal provisions that deal with torture in Uganda. It is intended to criminalize torture in Uganda, accord torture a comprehensive definition and spell out punishments to perpetrators of torture, the commissions secretary Gordon Mwesigye says.