Friday, March 13, 2020

At it again in Uganda

Another seven civilians have been prosecuted in a court-martial in Uganda, as reported here. The victim, a Moslem religious leader, was gunned down. Only the alleged trigger-puller, a private security company employee, pleaded guilty. The others have pleaded not guilty.

This prosecution violates the African Charter. In addition, global human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians in military courts.

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