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Uganda: Constitutional Court rules on court-martial trial of Kizza Besigye

On 31 January, in a case concerning the Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye and 22 others, the Constitutional Court ruled that a military court could not try civilians for terrorism and firearms charges and that an invasion of a court by a special counter terrorism security force on 16 November 2005 was an illegal interference with the independence of the judiciary. Kizza Besigye still faces a treason trial and is awaiting judgment on rape charges in the civilian courts.

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