The Uganda Law Society plans to petition President Yoweri Museveni to challenge the continued detention of suspected members of the Peoples Redemption Army (PRA) at Luzira Prison.
The Uganda Law Society president, Deo Nkunzingoma, says the Law Society has resolved to write a protest letter to President Yoweri Museveni. He says the continued detention of the suspects, who were granted bail two years ago, is a mockery of justice.
Nkunzingoma says the Uganda Law Society also wants Parliament to convene a special session to discuss the matter.
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Last year, the Uganda Law Society petitioned the Constitutional Court over the detention of the PRA suspects and their double trial in the High Court and the Army Court Martial. The Constitutional Court ruled that the double trial of the suspects was unlawful. It said the Court Martial did not have the jurisdiction to try offenses under the Anti-Terrorism Act, for which the group was being charged.
Meanwhile, Yusuf Nsibambi, one of the lawyers representing the PRA suspects, claims the suspects have been moved from Luzira Prison to an undisclosed detention facility. Nsibambi says the lawyers and relatives of the suspects have been denied access to the 11 men.
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