Last Thursday Ugandan security agents surrounded the High Court building and arrested six supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besiyge [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] who had been charged with treason but released on bail. The agents beat the suspects and pistol-whipped their lawyer unconscious with a rifle butt, according to witnesses. In an effort to halt the strike, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni [BBC profile] announced Tuesday [JURIST report] that police would implement more transparent procedures for re-arresting suspects released by the courts. From Kampala, The Monitor has local coverage.
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