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Mukasa Mbidde Asks Court to Stay Eddy Yawe's Trial

Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the lawyer for Eddy Yawe has asked court to stay his trial for his role in the walk to work protests until the constitutional court pronounces itself on the matter. Yawe was arrested in March for his involvement in the walk to work protests and charged with unlawful assembly and inciting violence.

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Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the lawyer for Eddy Yawe has asked court to stay his trial for his role in the walk to work protests until the constitutional court pronounces itself on the matter. Yawe was arrested in March for his involvement in the walk to work protests and charged with unlawful assembly and inciting violence.

 

 

This morning, Yawe appeared before Buganda road grade one magistrate, Grace Balintuma for hearing of his case. But his lawyer, Mukasa Mbidde asked court to suspend the hearing until the constitutional court pronounces itself over the charges. It follows an application filed before the constitutional court by Kiiza Besigye, the FDC president challenging the constitutionality of the charges of unlawful assembly.

In his petition, Besigye contends that the charge contravene article 29 of the constitution, which guarantees freedom of association, expression and assembly. Balintuma adjourned the case to 22nd August when she will decide on whether or not to continue with the case. She advised Mbidde to provide the court with a copy of Besigye’s petition to the constitutional court. Last week, Nabweru court suspended all the cases against Besigye pending the disposal of his petition before the constitutional court.

 

 

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