By Bobi Wine;
Olivia Lutaaya. 30-year-old mother of two and a supporter of the National Unity Platform. She has spent a combined total of nearly 3 years in detention without trial, alongside other comrades.
She was first arrested with the rest of my campaign team in December 2020 and detained for several months without trial until she was given bail by the military court. A few months after her release, around May 2021, she was abducted and held incommunicado for weeks, undergoing torture.
Later, she was produced before the Military Court Martial without the knowledge of her lawyers and family, charged with illegal possession of military equipment, and then remanded to prison. Upon learning of this development, our legal team filed a bail application for her and others but the military court took over 9 months just to fix it for hearing. The application was finally heard but summarily dismissed!
Several other bail applications have been denied by the military court over ridiculous grounds. Last month, the kangaroo court added on Olivia’s file a further charge of Treachery, prompting a protest from Olivia and her co-accused persons.
As day follows night, there will be accountability for these crimes against humanity!
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