FDC Treason Trial Adjourned, Suspects Spared X-mas Jail


ed geneva; font-size: small;”>Francis Mwijukye, Ingrid Turinawe and Sam Mugumya are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government of President Yoweri Museveni using country-wide protests.

Prosecution says they are not well prepared to proceed with the trial.

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Hundreds of Makerere University FDC students thronged the court premises to show their solidarity to the accused.

Mwijukye tells news desk the case is not only costly but politically motivated.

“It’s very unnerving to always appear in court for trial yet police has not finalised investigations into the matter,” Mwijukye says.

“We are surprised because when we were arrested, police said they had overwhelming evidence to secure our conviction. Now where is the evidence?” he wonders.

The FDC Western Youth leader says one of the bail conditions was that he had to confine his movements within Ankole region.

“Before I leave Ankole, I must first get permission from Bushenyi Court Chief Magistrate. This is not fair,” Mwijukye notes.

The FDC leaders spent nearly two months at Luzira prison. They secured bail recently.

Police say the trio held several meetings especially in Kampala where plans to oust government were endorsed.

The FDC stalwarts, who deny the charges, will enjoy Christmas with their families.


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