The Army General Court Martial has stayed proceedings in the trial of 19 suspected members of the People's Redemption Army (PRA)
The case of illegal possession of firearms was temporarily put off following a ruling of the Court of Appeals last week that declared the continued detention of the suspects illegal. The suspects were granted bail in December 2005.
The chairperson of the court martial, Lieutenant General Ivan Koreta, adjourned the hearing indefinitely today on the advice from the Attorney General. He said he will only resume proceedings on the directions of the Attorney General.
Attempts by the High Court to have the suspects released from this week were thwarted by prisons authorities. The authorities have twice defied directives to produce the suspects in Court.
Assistant Commissioner of Prisons Wycliffe Kururagire, told court yesterday that production warrants for the suspects were released late and there was insufficient time to organize transport and security to bring the group to court.