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Uganda appoints alleged torturer as police chief | The African Press

Abel Kandiho

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed as chief of police an army officer who is blacklisted by the US over alleged human rights violations.

The former head of intelligence, Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, has been accused of abuses including electrocution and sexual assault.

The US said he was sometimes personally involved in interrogations of detained individuals, including critics of the Ugandan government.

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The police force is under the spotlight following a prominent author’s allegations that he was tortured while detained on charges of insulting Mr Museveni and his son.

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