The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has resolved to prosecute security personnel and government officials over their role in the quelling of the November 18th and 19th countrywide protests that left at least 54 people dead and scores injured.
ULS president Pheona Wall Nabasa asked the public to identify all the errant security personnel and report them to their secretariat with a view of having them prosecuted.
Of the 54 people who lost lives in the protests, the government says 22 were killed by stray bullets.
The President has since condemned the protestors and promised to compensate the families of the 22 people he said were killed by stray bullets.
Nabasa said as ULS they want to proceed with private prosecution of officers that are abusing their work and their power while executing their duties by using excessive force to kill people by firing live bullets.
She also asked Ugandans who lost their relatives, friends and property to give ULS instructions to represent them in courts of law for redress.
Nabasa revealed that ULS has already gathered some information in preparation for the cases.
The ULS president made the remarks at the commemoration of the 2020 International Human Rights Defenders Day in Kampala.