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Four suspects remanded for financing terror

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has remanded four suspects to Luzira prison on charges of belonging and rendering support to a terrorist organization, the Allied Democratic Forces. The suspects include; Rashidah Namiiro, a resident of Kirokole zone in Kawempe, Kampala district, Saidi Kakooza alias Bizimana, a …

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Congolese national remanded over unlawful possession of parrots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has remanded a Congolese National to Luzira prison for unlawful possession of protected species. Kabongo Mbaya was arraigned before the court on Thursday presided over by the Chief Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu. He was charged with importation of wildlife specimens …

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Court summons Luzira prison OC over Mabirizi’s demands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mengo Magistrates Court has summoned the officer in Charge of Luzira Maximum Security Upper Prison to come and assist in establishing whether jailed lawyer Male Mabirizi can be given internet, typing and printing services. According to the summons issued by Grade One Magistrate Joanita Muwanika, …

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Two fishermen sentenced to 50 years in prison over murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High court in Mukono has sentenced two fishermen from Kayunga district to 50 years in Luzira prison for murdering their colleagues. Justice Margret Mutonyi delivered the verdict when she found Francis Zarika and James Kirimunda guilty of murdering Robert Kibi and Bete Mugerima, following …

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46 inmates sit UCE at Luzira maximum security prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  46 inmates at the Uganda Prisons Service have started their Uganda National Certificate of Education examinations amidst heightened lockdown measures. They include 41 males and five females.  The examinations started at 9 a.m. prompt at the Luzira Maximum Security Prisons where access to outsiders has …

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ADF’s Jamil Mukulu rejects scientific trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detained Supreme Commander of the Allied Democratic Front Jamil Mukulu and two of his co-accused who are facing terrorism related charges have refused to appear before the International Crimes Division of High Court. This is because they were protesting the decision by the three Judges …

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Lawyers yet to access jailed Kaweesi murder suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pre-trial conference of suspects in the murder of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi has flopped at the International Crimes Division of the High Court. This is after the defence lawyers told the court that they have not been able to access two …

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Lawyers ask court to relax Tumukunde’s bail conditions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of jailed former Security Minister, Lt. General Henry Tumukunde have filed an application asking High Court in Kampala to ease the conditions set for his bail. Tumukunde was remanded to Luzira Prisons in March this year after he was charged with treason …

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