Ugandan police officers charged with torture in enforcing quarantine


Ten Ugandan police officers were charged with torture after allegedly caning 38 women and forcing them to swim in mud in Elegu, a town in the northern part of the country. Police have also arrested 23 people during a raid on a shelter for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, accused them of disobeying orders by remaining in the shelter, and charging them with a negligent act likely to spread infection or disease.


Writer: Dickens Olewe
Publication: BBC