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Kabale Court Dismisses 4GC Case

They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium in 2012. Four police officers were injured in the clashes and police vehicles vandalised.

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The Kabale Chief Magistrate's court has dismissed a case in which former For God and My Country (4GC) activists were accused of inciting violence.

The activists include Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Ingrid Turinawe, Roland Kaginda, Rukungiri Municipality MP, Kawempe South MP, Mubarak Munyagwa and Democratic Party Vice President in Charge of Western Uganda, Imam Makumbi.

They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence against during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium in 2012.  Four police officers were injured in the clashes and police vehicles vandalised.

In the ruling on Friday, read by the Kabale Grade One Magistrate Stella Mwali, the state failed to produce sufficient evidence to pin the activists. None of the activists were in court.

Shortly after the ruling, the activists' lawyer Justus Muhangi of Muhangi and Company advocates says that his clients' rights had been violated.

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Leopold Twesigye, one of Turinawe's sureties to welcomed the court ruling.

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