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Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde remanded to Luzira prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Hall Magistrates Court has remanded retired Lt General Henry Tumukunde to Luzira prison on treason charges. Court presided over by Senior Grade one Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise charged Tumukunde with one count of treason and two counts related to illegal possession of firearms. The …

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Education helps death row inmate to hope for freedom

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Richard Okurmur, a death row inmate, incarcerated at the Maximum Security Prison in Luzira says that the sentence cannot stop him and advised his colleagues to still build their lives, even when faced with a gloomy future. Sentenced to death for murder, Okurmur …

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Misusing computer misuse law

Kabuleta saga evokes different views from Uganda’s online community, experts kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | What exactly do Police mean by disturbance of peace and quiet of the president? And what exactly entails legitimate communication? These questions once again came to the fore following the most recent arrest of …

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UYD demands Bobi Wine’s release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Young Democrats-UYD has unveiled the ‘Walk for Justice’ campaign with the aim of mobilizing millions of people to escort the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine from Luzira Prisons on Thursday to Buganda Road court. The UYD Secretary General, Robert Mugambwa …

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How Uganda built best prison service in Africa

The Uganda Prisons Service has reformed over the years and has won praise for the best correctional system for prisoners in Africa. Canon Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons spoke to The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about running a human-rights based correctional service. Uganda’s prisons system has been praised …

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Kitatta transferred to Luzira Prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bodaboda 2010 Patron Abdullah Kitatta has been transferred to Luzira Maximum Prison, allegedly for his own safety. The chairperson of the General Court Martial Lt General Andrew Gutti took the decision after a request by Army Prosecutor, Captain Samuel Masereje on grounds that Kitatta’s …

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Court summons incoming COSASE chairman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road court has summoned the Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyagwa on corruption charges. The January 15th, 2019 criminal summon was issued by the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, M. M. Nabende. “You are hereby commanded by the Uganda Government to appear …

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Thomas Kwoyelo’s trail suffers two weeks’ delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The start for the prosecution witness testimonies in the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Thomas Kwoyelo has suffered a two weeks’ delay. Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges of War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. …

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UYD activist charged, remanded to Luzira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The Law Development Center Court has remanded Moses Bigirwa, a member of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) to Luzira Prison after he was charged with uttering false information. It is alleged that on December 29th, 2018 while on Top Radio said that government wanted to kill …

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