#NalufenyaMustFall: Besigye Demands Immediate Closure of Nalufenya ‘Torture Facility’

Opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye has called for the immediate closure of Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja District, notorious for alleged torture of suspects in recent months.

Dr Besigye a four-time presidential candidate and a member of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), launched the campaign dubbed #NalufenyaMustFall, in Kampala.

Besigye was in company of Kawempe Division Councillors, including Harris Akampurira, who represents Makerere University.

Besigye and the councillors said he was dissatisfied with a report by Parliament’s Human Rights Committee whose members gave conflicting reports.

They also argued that the torture at Nalufenya was a violation of articles 24 and 44 of the constitution and the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act.

Besigye compared Nalufenya to former Nile Mansions, currently Serena Hotel, which was a centre of torture and human rights abuse during Obote II government;and the Nakasero State Research Bureau which was used by Idi Amin’s security agents to torture opponents.

Marion Ayebazibwe