Jamil Mukulu, the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF has said he’s being subjected to untold suffering and degrading treatment at Luzira maximum prison where he’s currently on remand on the charges of terrorism, aggravated robbery, murder and aiding and abetting terrorism.
In a letter written to the African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims- ACTV, Mukulu says at Luzira where he has been since 2016, he has been subjected to all manner of torture by those who are supposed to protect him.
He particularly points out the Officer in Charge of Luzira prison Moses Sentalo who he describes as having a deep seated hatred for him.
Mukulu’s 15-page letter reads in part: “The OC has a deeply rooted intense dislike for me and for Muslims specifically. He denied me access to medical care which led me to contract diabetes. He harasses, persecutes and stigmatizes me whenever he gets a scapegoat. He may find me preparing my meal, fetches some portion of it and then throws it in the dustbin. He confiscates my lawfully acquired possessions such as my blood pressure machine, my books including a copy of the Holy Quran, medicines. He also calls me names like Kisiraamu, kipinga, ekishaija or ekiganda. He sends his henchmen to harass and persecute me with intension to provoke me into a quarrel. He denied me to make telephone calls to my lawyers and relatives while he allows other prisoners to. The reason being that he doesn’t want me to narrate to my lawyers and relatives the assassination attempt on my life.”
It adds that on severally days, he has been subjected to severe beating by either prison warders or fellow prisoners who are sent to his room where he’s held in solitary confinement.
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