Dr. Kiiza Besigye
and activist Samuel Lubega Mukaaku have applied for bail in the Criminal
Division of the High Court in Kampala.
Through their lawyers, Lukwago and Company Advocates, the two who were arrested
and charged for inciting violence, argue that the lower court unlawfully denied
them bail based on a track record of unprosecuted criminal cases opened
against them by the state.
"The decision by the learned trial Magistrate denying bail based on the
aforementioned reasons derogated the applicant's right to a fair hearing, civil
liberties, and the presumption of innocence" reads the application in part.
Besigye, the President of the People's Front for Transition pressure group and
Mukaaku were last month arrested for protesting against the increasing commodity prices.
later charged at Buganda Road Court with incitement to violence and granted
bail but were arrested again.
They applied for bail but Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Asuman
Muhumuza threw out the application arguing that there is no guarantee that the
two shall not be re-arrested on the same charges or other offenses.
Lukwago wants the High Court to grant his clients bail because it is their right and
that they have permanent places of abode and shall abide by the conditions
of the court.
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Mukaaku are current in Luzira Prison where they were remanded until July 1.