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Gov’t appeals against UGX75M court award to MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has appealed against an order directing the government to compensate Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake with 75 million Shillings for the torture inflicted on him while in state custody. The order was issued by High Court Judge Esta Nambayo on …

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MP Francis Zaake awarded UGX 75m for torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered the government to compensate  Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake with 75 million Shillings for the torture inflicted on him while in state custody. The order issued by Justice Esta Nambayo arises from a case in which …

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MP Zaake decries delayed ruling on compensation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has protested the delayed ruling in the case in which he sued the government and eight police officers seeking compensation for torture.  Zaake who was on Tuesday afternoon at the High Court Civil Division together with his lawyer Eron Kiiza …

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Court rejects gov’t defense in MP Zaake’s compensation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has rejected government’s defense in a suit in which Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake is seeking compensation for torture inflicted on him in state custody. Civil Division High Court Judge Esta Nambayo rejected the evidence on Wednesday morning after the …

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DPP withdraws charges against MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution, Jane Abodo has dropped charges against Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake. The legislator was picked up from his residency in Buswabulongo in Mityana municipality on April 19, 2020 on accusations of distributing food contrary to Covid-19 prevention …

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Lawyers demand unconditional release of businessman Maurice Gasangwa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The family and lawyers representing detained Rwandan businessman Francois Maurice Gasangwa are demanding for his unconditional release.        Gasangwa’s wife Sandra Kirabo says that her husband was picked from their home in Kabawo zone, in the outskirts of Kampala, by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI operatives …

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Why your National ID is simply not enough for bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the National identity-ID card continues to gain currency across various institutions in country, the Court system is still skeptical about relying on it solely to offer bail to citizens. Bail is an agreement between the court, the accused and their sureties committing to return …

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Arrested Rwandan national escaped from hospital – Government

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government of Uganda has said one of the two arrested Rwandan Nationals, Theogen Sendegeya escaped from Butabika Hospital and his whereabouts are unknown to the state. A representative from the Attorney General’s office, State Attorney Brian Musota told on Monday. Musota revealed before High …

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