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Court to decide fate of Chapter Four in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has fixed March 18 as the date to deliver its decision on an application seeking to quash the government directive to indefinitely suspend the activities of Chapter Four Uganda. On Tuesday, Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana fixed the date after …

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Court asks for written submissions in Chapter Four case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered for written submissions in the case in which Chapter Four Uganda is challenging the decision by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations to suspend its license indefinitely. The court presided over by the Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana …

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DPP withdraws charges against lawyer Nicholas Opiyo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn money laundering charges against Chapter Four Uganda Executive Director Nicholas Opiyo. Opiyo had been accused of fraudulently receiving a sum of USD 340,000 (1.2 billion Shillings) through the Chapter Four Uganda account in Absa Bank. The state said …

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Court orders DPP to commit Nicholas Opiyo for trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption High Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu has given the Directorate of Public Prosecutions seven days to have committed Chapter Four Director, Nicholas Opiyo to face trial on charges of money laundering. Gidudu said he will dismiss the charges against Opiyo if he is not …

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NGO Bureau undertaking thorough investigation into Chapter Four activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The NGO Bureau is undertaking a thorough investigation into Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights organization which is among the 54 organizations suspended two weeks ago. The organizations were suspended for operating without licences, operating with expired licences and failure to submit annual returns. Chapter …

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High Court allows Nicholas Opiyo to travel to USA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has authorized human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo to travel to the United States of America for high-level human rights meetings. The Anti-Corruption High Court Judge, Jane Okuo Kajuga allowed Opiyo to travel following a successful application by his lawyers led by David Mpanga to …

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Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo is gathering evidence on November protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, Nicholas Opiyo says they have started gathering and documenting evidence on the November 2020 riots. Riots broke out in different parts of the country shortly after the arrest of the National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his …

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Human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Opiyo, a renowned human rights lawyer has been granted a 15 million Shillings cash bail after more than a week in custody. Opiyo, the executive director of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights organization was arrested last week on Tuesday with two others from …

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U.S ambassador criticizes Nicholas Opiyo’s arrest

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United States (US) Mission has criticized the arrest of Human Rights Lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo and tasked the government to ensure his safety. Opio was picked was picked up by plain clothed security operative from a restaurant in Kamwokya on Tuesday where he was having …

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