two opposition deputies accused of homicide

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In Uganda, two opposition members, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Sewanyana, have been indicted on Tuesday (September 7). They are suspected by the courts of getting organized a collection of murders in the town of Masaka and the district of Lwengo. At least 28 individuals have been killed with machetes up to now two months.

On Monday, Allan Sewanyana and Muhammad Segirinya will likely be summoned to the police station for questioning.

The police spokesman states that suspects arrested within the homicide case accuse the 2 deputies of being behind the crimes. The attackers have been reportedly recruited on a pledge of cash, to kill individuals who didn’t share the 2 politicians.

Members of the Riksdag deny his accusations. “Maybe there’s another Segirinya Muhammad but it’s not me,” one in every of them advised the Daily Monitor.

“This is political persecution,” the lawyer for the 2 defendants stated after their indictment, which was handed down on Tuesday by a courtroom in Masaka.

Their celebration, the National Unity Platform (NPU), is Bobi Wine, the reigning president’s rival. For the opposition, it’s a political trial. The choice due to this fact doesn’t shock NPU spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi, who’s used to accusations made “from the ground up by the authorities” towards members of his opposition celebration. He accuses the state of organizing these assaults.

Mathias Mpuuga, the chief of the opposition in parliament, additionally condemns political measures to overthrow the NPU and discredit the celebration amongst its supporters.

The deputies will likely be stored in custody till September 15 within the Kitalya jail, close to the capital.

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