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Court Sets Free FDC ‘Chain Movement Youth’

The FDC youth have been released by court

Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has Wednesday dismissed the case where seven FDC youth have been facing charges of belonging to unlawful society.

These activists were arrested on March 31, thumb http://chernichovsky.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-order-item-meta.php 2016 in various parts of the city center where they had chainned themselves in protest against police’s incarceration of Dr Kiiza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

Prosecution alleged that the Ssebayiga Khamadi, website Latif Bazibu, pharm Didas Mugisha, Badru Mugambe, Sunday Kiwewa, Alex Apangu and Isaac Kyagulanyi on March 31, 2016 at Shoprite and other streets in Kampala the accused through their unknown group engaged in unlawful activities and interrupted work in the city center.

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The Magistrate’s decision followed endless adjournments sought by prosecution whenever the case came up for hearing.

State Prosecutor Harriet Nakigozi had asked for another adjournment to enable them finalize investigations in this matter, a request the Magistrate rejected.

Kamasanyu ruled that prosecution had not optimally used previous adjournments before dismissing the case.

The magistrate further stated the state fell short in producing ample enough evidence pinning the accused persons.

She said another adjournment would imply “wastage of court’s time.”

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