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Lawyer petitions court to release 74 NUP supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking orders compelling the government and the prisons authorities to unconditionally release 74 supporters of the National Unity Platform who were arrested during election campaigns. According to the application filed before the Civil Division …

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Masaka court dismisses case against NUP supporters

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka grade one Magistrate Arthur Ziraba has acquitted National Unity Platform-NUP political party supporters who have been battling charges of inciting violence and committing acts likely to spread the Coronavirus disease Covid-19.   At least 36 people that including leaders and supporters of NUP in Masaka …

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35 jailed NUP supporters apply for bail the fourth time

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 35 supporters of National Unity Platform -NUP who are currently facing trial in the General Court Martial have applied for bail for the fourth time since they were arrested about four months ago. The supporters are:  Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li, Edward Ssebuufu alias …

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49 NUP supporters lose bid to block general court martial trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Forty nine-49 National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters have lost their application in which they sought to block their trial in the Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF General court-martial for illegal possession of ammunition.  Lady Justice Esta Nambayo dismissed the application on Tuesday afternoon on grounds that …

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Masaka court grants 11 NUP supporters bail

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters in Masaka accused of inciting violence and acting in a manner likely to cause the spread of a dangerous disease are out on bail. Masaka Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise released the accused persons on Tuesday after spending more than …

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Eight NUP supporters in Masaka granted bail

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Masaka Chief Magistrate has granted bail to eight National Unity Platform-NUP supporters. The accused persons that all pleaded not guilty to the charges appeared before Masaka Chief Magistrate Charles Yeteise on Friday. Prosecution led by Shebah Byakutagga told the court that the investigation into …

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Bukomansimbi NUP supporters released on police bond

Bukomansimbi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Three National Unity Platform-NUP supporters who were arrested for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni at a campaign rally in Bukomansimbi district have been released on police bond.  The suspects are Alex Ssempijja, Fred Kalanzi and Abdul Ssentamu, who recently defected from the National Resistance Movement- …

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Police foil Kyagulanyi’s campaign rallies in Mbale, Sironko

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbale and Sironko spent the better part of Sunday in running battles with supporters of National Unity Presidential candidate, Robert Ssentuma Kyagulanyi alias Bobi wine. Kyagulangyi, who is campaigning in Bugisu region was in Sironko and Mbale districts, but failed to address his …

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