Gov’t to compensate ‘some detainees’ arrested on false information during elections

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President Yoweri Museveni has said that he will use his granted powers to cause the freeing of opposition supporters jailed since November.

Speaking during the IPOD Summit meeting held yesterday at Kololo, Museveni said that government is set to compensate 51 suspects under army custody as some were arrested on false information hence should be unconditionally released.

“I will ask the DPP to review the charges and organize a soft landing for some of the suspects in security detention because they have helped us to learn the schemes of their misleaders,” said Museveni.

 He added, ““I have agreed with the presidents of the parties, that apart from the 51 who will be released unconditionally.”

The summit was attended by Democratic Party (DP) President General, Nobert Mao, James Akena, the President Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC), Justine Kasule Lumumba, the secretary general NRM, Dr. Gerald Siranda, the secretary general DP and Mohammed Katerega, the secretary general JEEMA, among other party leaders.

On Thursday, Minister for Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo presented a list of 177 missing person to parliament but MPs protested the list saying it was insufficient.

Source – Matooke Republic

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