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Court Denies Bail to 28 Jailed NUP Supporters Until March 19, 2024



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(Kampala, Uganda) – In a decision that has sparked widespread criticism and concerns about the state of justice and democracy in Uganda, the court has denied bail to the 28 jailed National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters. The suspects, arrested in May 2021 on suspicion of possessing ammunition, had applied for bail at the court-martial in Makindye.

The court’s ruling to extend the suspects’ detention without bail until March 19, 2024, has been met with outrage from human rights advocates and political analysts. Critics argue that the decision violates the suspects’ rights and undermines the principles of due process and the presumption of innocence.

This case has been a focal point in the broader crackdown on political dissent in Uganda, raising concerns about the erosion of democratic freedoms. The prolonged detention without bail of the 28 NUP supporters has drawn attention to the government’s approach to political opposition and the justice system’s impartiality.

As the suspects await their next hearing in March, calls for their immediate release and for the charges against them to be dropped have intensified. The international community, including human rights organizations, is closely monitoring the situation and urging the Ugandan government to uphold the rule of law and respect human rights.

The denial of bail to the 28 jailed NUP supporters underscores the urgent need for Uganda to protect fundamental human rights and ensure that justice is served in a fair and impartial manner. As the country navigates this critical juncture, it is imperative that the government takes concrete steps to address these concerns and uphold democratic principles.

Reporting from Kampala, this is CMP News.

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Lydia Mwebaza
4 months ago

And then you hear the NRM die hards praising President Museveni for allowing Ugandans enjoy their political freedoms !Typical saddist!!

What enjoyment of human rights when innocent young men,atleast they’re still innocent as per our constitution, are being denied bails for years and years.???

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