Two Israelis accuse police of harassment

Kampala.
Two Israeli nationals charged recently with illegal importation of firearms and ammunition have said they were arrested on “mere suspicion” and accused Police of mistreatment while in detention.

The two Israelis, Mr Dotan Regev and Mr Asaf Ben, said the weapons were brought into the country with “all the necessary permits” from both the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and the Ugandan military.

The two, were arrested alongside their colleague Paul Simon who was charged with illegal importation of ammunition and remanded to Luzira prison.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed that the force arrested the trio but discounted the claims of ill-intentions and mistreatment.

“When we arrested them we had to establish first how the ammunitions entered into the country were they imported or smuggled which is something we had to first establish.”

He said the trio was arraigned in court and the two were acquitted, “so how did we mistreat them.”

musisif@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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