The Uganda law society reveals that it will be taking on individual security officers who committed crime during the November 18th demonstrations which saw over 54 lives lost and hundreds injured.
According to the president Uganda law society Sophie Owor, they want to be a watchdog to the prosecutions that are happening to understand whether they were procured properly.
The society is considering private prosecution of individual security officers who shot live bullets into crowds which led to deaths and injuring civilians as they tried to enforce law and order.
Owor says the human rights violations by security officers against civilians are a clear manifestation of abuse of power by the security officers as per the human rights Act.
And she further calls on members of the public who have complaints to forward them to the society for free legal representation.
But the national coordinator, national coalition of human rights defenders Uganda, Robert Kirenga tasks rights defenders to claim their spaces which have been taken away from them by the state noting that this can only be attained if they speak with one voice.
Kirenga further reminds the state that their work is not aimed at overthrowing the sitting government but to highlight all the dark spots as they govern the country.