The Lawyers of Yusuf Kawooya a Democratic Party Member who appeared in a viral social media video being brutally beaten and arrested are demanding to see him and to know his condition.
According to the Kenneth Kakande, they are going to file a habeas corpus since he has been detained for more than 48 hours without known charges.
He says they suspect that Kawooya was tortured therefore the army is hiding him in bid to offer some treatment fore he is seen by anyone.
During the weekend, five soldiers were charged in military court after appearing in a video Thursday brutalizing a Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) member, Yusuf Kawooya.
Following the unprofessional conduct of security operatives in executing an arrest of a suspect, that happened on Thursday 18th Oct 2018 along Colville street in Kampala, Arrest and prosecution of the offenders was effected vide case number UDC/041/18 Uganda vs Cpl Ssenkungu Daniel and others, said army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire.
The culprits have been made to atone for their mischief, he said.
“This is to regret this unfortunate incident and to assure the public that such conduct is unacceptable and anyone who breaks the law will be held to account and will be punished accordingly.”