Uganda judges strike to protest government siege of High Court Michael Sung at 11:26 AM ET
[JURIST] Ugandan judges began a week-long general strike Monday to protest last Thursday's siege of the High Court and seizure of defendants by government forces. Court witnesses said that six defendants were rearrested by security forces in court after having been granted bail. The defendants' lawyer was also beaten unconscious by security forces. Elias Kisawuzi, spokesperson for the judiciary, told Reuters that the "[courts] are not registering any new cases" and that the judges would decide whether to continue the strike on Friday. The state-owned Sunday Vision said the defendants were rearrested on separate murder charges.
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