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Terrorism suspects denied treatment for alleged torture injuries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people accused of terrorism have asked High Court International Crimes Division Judge Andrew Bashaijja to compel prison authorities to take them to hospital for medical examination and treatment. Through their lawyer Zephania Zzimbe, the group including Ibrah Muwonge commonly known as Kimbowa Ibrah, Mustafa …

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Nine linked to ADF, committed to High Court for trial over terrorism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has committed nine suspects to the High Court to face trial on terrorism charges. The suspects are Moses Katende, Abdul Latif, Adam Goloba, Pyzo Musana, Aida Nakamatte, Rahma Namuganza, Rahuma Namara, Hafuswa Namwase, and one  Kabwiso. They reportedly …

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Nigeria calls for support to tackle terrorism

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has called on the United Nations to be more practical in supporting Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, in view of the rippling effect on global peace, displacements of people, and rising poverty. In a press release issued by the Presidency on …

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Investigations into terrorism charges against 11 NUP suspects incomplete

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prosecution has said that investigations into the charges of terrorism against 11 suspects are incomplete. The suspects who are supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP are Abdul Katumba, a businessman from Nabweru North One Zone, Nansana Municipality, Abdallah Katumba, a resident of Growers …

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You are not special – AIGP Byakagaba tells counter terrorism officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of counter-terrorism police AIGP Abas Byakagaba has cautioned police officers serving under his directorate against an exaggerated sense of self-importance. Byakagaba said that counter-terrorism police officers are not a distinct unit but a cohesive entity that is dependent on the strength and capabilities …

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Seven terror suspects opt for plea bargaining

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven out of the twelve suspects who were arrested for alleged terrorism shortly after the murder of former Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira have opted for plea bargaining. They are Jamil Muwonge, Ibrahim Kavuma, Uthman Mugoya, Luutu Kimuli, Juma Swabalu Sekiti, Daniel Kaaya, …

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CPS 2021 bombing suspects finally appear before International Crimes Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nineteen people accused of manufacturing, planting, and denoting Improvised Explosive Devices-IEDs at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) and IPS building approximately two years ago have appeared before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. The suspects include Mobile Money Operators Yusuf Muwonge alias …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya application to halt trial fixed for hearing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has scheduled June 12th, 2023 to hear an application filed by Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana to halt their trial on terrorism-related charges. In 2021, Ssewanyana and …

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