Opposition Treason Charges Challenged In Constitional Court


page capsule geneva; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>The civil group is seeking a court order declaring the charges unconstitutional. They activists claim treason was a colonial law used to suppress political participation of Africans against their pre-Independence masters.

FDC leaders Francis Mwijukye, Ingrid Turinawe and Sam Mugumya are facing charges of treason at High Court in Nakawa.

Police alleges the trio conspired to trigger an earthquake of riots in the country with the view of ousting President Yoweri Museveni’s government.

Police claims to possess ample evidence to prosecute the trio, now remanded at Luzira prison.

Legal experts say no one in recent post-independence history has been successfully charged and implicated for treason.

The charge attracts a death penalty upon conviction.

However, sources say the petition is part of a wider plot to encourage demonstrations with the view of causing regime change.


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