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BREAKING: MPs charged with treason, remanded

Ntungamo municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Wadri have been remanded by Gulu Magistrate’s Court till August 30 on charges of treason.  (PML Daily PHOTO)

GULU – Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Wadri, MPs Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru and over 30 others have been arraigned before the Gulu Magistrate’s Court and charged with treason.

The group was on Thursday charged with obstructing the convoy of the President and threatening his life during the Monday violence in Arua Town that led to the death of the driver of Bobi Wine.

They were remanded until August 30.

The group’s lawyers led by Medard Ssegona told court that the accused be allowed access to proper medical treatment, arguing that they had been badly beaten and tortured by soldiers of the Special Forces Command following arrest on Monday evening.

Over 35 people, including legislators in police custody August 15 (FILE PHOTO)

The magistrate ordered the prisons authorities to allow the legislators and the other accused persons access treatment in medical facilities of their choice.

More details to follow….

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