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UHRC recommends life sentence for organ traffickers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has welcomed the life sentence against traffickers proposed in the Uganda Human Organ and Transplant Bill, 2021. In an appearance before Parliament’s Committee on Health on Wednesday, 10 August 2022, the Commission’s Director Monitoring and Inspection, Ruth Ssekindi noted that …

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Supreme Court upholds Kato Kajubi’s life sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed to businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi for masterminding the ritual murder of a 12-year-old boy, Joseph Kasirye. In 2012, the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita convicted Kasirye for masterminding the ritual sacrifice of Kasirye. He …

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Headteacher handed life sentence for sodomising six pupils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Didas Mpagi, the former headteacher of Real Infant Primary School in Wakiso district has earned himself a life sentence for sodomizing six boys in his school. He was convicted by Justice David Wangututsi of the International Crimes Division who found him guilty of six counts of …

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LDU handed life sentence for Oyam murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 5th Division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF court-martial siting in Oyam has sentenced a Local Defense Unit-LDU personal a life sentence for murder. Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty for the murder of 65-year-old Francis Ogwang Munu, a resident of Amati parish in Oyam …

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Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  A military court in Cameroon on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the head of the country’s anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, in a move that analysts said could inflame the 22-month-old revolt. Ayuk Tabe, a charismatic leader widely deemed as a moderate in …

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