Three suspected rebels of the Peoples Redemption Army (PRA), have been granted amnesty and released from jail.
The three are part of a group of 22, who together with opposition leader, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, are accused of treason and terrorism. It is alleged that they attempted to overthrow the Government of Uganda by use of arms.
A press release from the Army Spokesperson, Major Felix Kulaigye, states that the three were released from Luzira Prison today, after their applications for amnesty through the amnesty commission was granted.
Kuliagye has identified the three as Captain James Katabazi, Owakukiroru George Tumwesigye, and Peter Atwongyeirwe.
Kulaigye says that the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has discontinued criminal proceedings against the three and their trial before the general court martial has been discontinued.
Trial of the suspects before the General Court Martial kicked off last week after fresh charges of illegal possession of firearms was slapped on them.
The release of the three PRA suspects comes two days after the Lawyers representing the 22 Peoples Redemption Army (PRA) suspects took their case to the East African Court of Justice.
The Lawyers led by Sam Njuba, filed a petition on Monday challenging the constitutionality of the suspects trial. They argue that the trial is in breach of the Constitution and a gross violation of the basic human rights of the 22 accused persons.