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The General Court Martial in Makindye has ordered Rtd.Capt. Amon Byarugaba who was arrested in 2003 in Ituri forests in the DRC to start his defense against treason charges slapped against him.

Byarugaba was arrested together with 24 others for engaging in activities meant to overthrow the government between July 2001 and February 2003 by being part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels.

Later, information pills http://comp.mq.edu.au/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php some of the PRA suspects who were arrested together with Byarugaba applied for and were granted amnesty but the retired captain refused the offer.

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In his judgment, cheap http://cmlsociety.org/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php Major Gen Levi Karuhanga said that evidence produced by some of the released suspects proved beyond doubt that Capt. Byarugaba was part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels whose sole mission was to overthrow the government of Uganda.

The Makindye based Court chairman quoted a one Maj. Okiling who confessed that he had met Capt. Byarugaba in Kabuga in Rwanda in 2002 where they had their training camp with an aim of fighting to overthrow the government.

“Maj. Okiling confessed that Capt. Byarugaba was a Kiswahili instructor in the group which had among others including Col. Samson Mande, dosage http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product.php Col. Anthony Kyakabale and Col. Muzoora as some of their commanders and were being trained in military tactics and weapons. The group had acquired weapons including SMGs, Machine Guns, Rocket Propelled Grenades and Anti – tank guns among others,”Maj. Gen. Karuhanga noted in his judgment.

He added, “There is evidence to show that the accused has a case to answer as a prima facie case has been found against Capt. Byarugaba that puts him on the defense. I so order on this Nov, 19, 2014 date.”

The Makindye based General Court Martial therefore set December, 15th 2014 as the date for hearing of the case against Capt. Amon Byarugaba.

Capt. Amon Byarugaba had earlier this year through his lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi filed an application challenging the powers by the General Court Martial to prosecute him and demanding that his case is transferred to the High Court arguing that he was being charged before a wrong court.

However, in his ruling, the then General Court Martial Chairman Brig Moses Ssentongo rejected the appeal quoting the UPDF Act 119(g) which subjects any person otherwise not subject to military law but aids or abets another person subject to military law to the Court Martial.

“Some of the 22 members with whom Capt. Byarugaba was arrested were serving army officers and subject to military law .Therefore the captain is charged for plotting, planning and helping army officers and are all  subject to military law,” said Brig. Ssentongo in his judgment early this year.
The General Court Martial in Makindye has ordered Rtd.Capt. Amon Byarugaba who was arrested in 2003 in Ituri forests in the DRC to start his defense against treason charges slapped against him.

Byarugaba was arrested together with 24 others for engaging in activities meant to overthrow the government between July 2001 and February 2003 by being part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels.

Later, visit http://cro.vimspectrum.ro/components/com_k2/templates/default/category_item_links.php some of the PRA suspects who were arrested together with Byarugaba applied for and were granted amnesty but the retired captain refused the offer.

In his judgment, more about Major Gen Levi Karuhanga said that evidence produced by some of the released suspects proved beyond doubt that Capt. Byarugaba was part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels whose sole mission was to overthrow the government of Uganda.

The Makindye based Court chairman quoted a one Maj. Okiling who confessed that he had met Capt. Byarugaba in Kabuga in Rwanda in 2002 where they had their training camp with an aim of fighting to overthrow the government.

“Maj. Okiling confessed that Capt. Byarugaba was a Kiswahili instructor in the group which had among others including Col. Samson Mande, nurse Col. Anthony Kyakabale and Col. Muzoora as some of their commanders and were being trained in military tactics and weapons. The group had acquired weapons including SMGs, Machine Guns, Rocket Propelled Grenades and Anti – tank guns among others,”Maj. Gen. Karuhanga noted in his judgment.

He added, “There is evidence to show that the accused has a case to answer as a prima facie case has been found against Capt. Byarugaba that puts him on the defense. I so order on this Nov, 19, 2014 date.”

The Makindye based General Court Martial therefore set December, 15th 2014 as the date for hearing of the case against Capt. Amon Byarugaba.

Capt. Amon Byarugaba had earlier this year through his lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi filed an application challenging the powers by the General Court Martial to prosecute him and demanding that his case is transferred to the High Court arguing that he was being charged before a wrong court.

However, in his ruling, the then General Court Martial Chairman Brig Moses Ssentongo rejected the appeal quoting the UPDF Act 119(g) which subjects any person otherwise not subject to military law but aids or abets another person subject to military law to the Court Martial.

“Some of the 22 members with whom Capt. Byarugaba was arrested were serving army officers and subject to military law .Therefore the captain is charged for plotting, planning and helping army officers and are all  subject to military law,” said Brig. Ssentongo in his judgment early this year.
Former PRA rebel leader, pill http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php Col Samson Mande has described jailed Capt. Amon Byarugaba as a hero, saying he “risked his life and freedom for the betterment of others.”

Alongside Anthony Kyakabale, Mande and Byarugaba are accused by the state of starting the rebel PRA group to topple president Museveni from power.

The militant group’s operations were dismantled by Uganda military intelligence under then Col Noble Mayombo.

Mande said of Byarugaba; “very rarely do you find a Ugandan who is willing risk everything — their life and their freedom — for the betterment of others – a man or a woman whose self-sacrifice is a lot less important than achieving a common goal:

He added: “A man or a woman whose self-sacrifice is a lot less important than achieving a common goal like Nelson Mandela is a great man. I wanted to write this post to remind you that Uganda has such a man; he has been incarcerated in Luzira for the last 11 years or remand and disguised treason trial.”

Mande’s comments come just a few days after the General Court Martial in Makindye ordered Capt. Byarugaba who was arrested in 2003 in Ituri forests in the DRC to start his defense against treason charges slapped against him.

Byarugaba was arrested together with 24 others for engaging in activities meant to overthrow the government between July 2001 and February 2003 by being part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels.

Later, some of the PRA suspects who were arrested together with Byarugaba applied for and were granted amnesty but the retired captain refused the offer.

Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says in his judgment last week, Major Gen Levi Karuhanga said that evidence produced by some of the released suspects proved beyond doubt that Capt. Byarugaba was part of the People’s Redemption Army rebels whose sole mission was to overthrow the government of Uganda.

The Makindye based Court chairman quoted a one Maj. Okiling who confessed that he had met Capt. Byarugaba in Kabuga in Rwanda in 2002 where they had their training camp with an aim of fighting to overthrow the government.

“Maj. Okiling confessed that Capt. Byarugaba was a Kiswahili instructor in the group which had among others including Col. Samson Mande, Col. Anthony Kyakabale and Col. Muzoora as some of their commanders and were being trained in military tactics and weapons. The group had acquired weapons including SMGs, Machine Guns, Rocket Propelled Grenades and Anti – tank guns among others,”Maj. Gen. Karuhanga noted in his judgment.

He added, “There is evidence to show that the accused has a case to answer as a prima facie case has been found against Capt. Byarugaba that puts him on the defense. I so order on this Nov, 19, 2014 date.”

The Makindye based General Court Martial therefore set December, 15th 2014 as the date for hearing of the case against Capt. Amon Byarugaba.

Capt. Amon Byarugaba earlier this year through his lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi filed an application challenging the powers by the General Court Martial to prosecute him and demanding that his case is transferred to the High Court arguing that he was being charged before a wrong court.

However, in his ruling, the then General Court Martial Chairman Brig Moses Ssentongo rejected the appeal quoting the UPDF Act 119(g) which subjects any person otherwise not subject to military law but aids or abets another person subject to military law to the Court Martial.

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