Court heard that security intercepted the accused persons on their way to court and took them to Makindye Military barracks before they appeared before the General Court-martial on charges of illegal possession of ammunition before they were remanded to Kitalya prisons.
On Tuesday, the applicants through their lawyers of PACE and Company Advocates led by George Musisi argue that they have a constitutional right to apply for bail and that the charges against them are bailable.
The lawyers from five law firms led by Wameli and Company Advocates, filed their application against the Attorney General, the Chief of Defense Forces and the Inspector General of Police. The other law firms are Pace and company Advocates, Muwada and Company Advocates, Kiwanuka, Kanyango and Company Advocates and Fred Kalule and Company Advocates.
Justice Henrietta Wolayo who has been a head of this court says key of the challenges they faced as the Division was the property valuers who were not registered and because of this, they had issues with evaluation of property.
In a Judgement delivered today, Justice Esta Nambayo quashed the directive by the Uganda Media Council and stated that the compulsory accreditation of journalists has been held at both national and international levels to be a hindrance to effective enjoyment to the right to freedom of expression