Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A proper use of pretrial confinement?

In the U.S. military, pretrial confinement is reserved for those who are a flight risk or at risk of committing more crimes. It may not be used as a punishment, and it may not be used when a person exercises their rights. In Uganda, All Africa reports:
The General Court Martial will today determine the fate of the former coordinator of Intelligence Services, Gen David Sejusa, alias, Tinyefuza, who is in jail for allegedly participating in political activities.
The Makindye-based Military Court set today for ruling after submissions by Gen Sejusa through his lawyers in which he asked court to release him on bail pending trial.
Gen Sejusa was sent to Luzira prison on February 9 after he declined to plead to charges of participating in political activities and making public statements contrary to the military law.

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