Pressure mounts on govt to address prosecutor’s concerns

Defenders of human rights challenge government to hastily address concerns of state prosecutors to avert abuse of rights prisoners.

This after high court directed prisons authorities to halt presenting of criminal suspects to court pending a conclusive resolve to the state attorney’s strike

The Executive Director Foundation for Human Rights Initiative Livingstone Ssewanyana says the law in its current state lacks a window to have criminal suspects on remand bailed out

Meanwhile, the actors propose that the chief justice frames bail guidelines to be followed by judicial officers

The Manager Legal Aid Program at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative George Musisi shows concern that judges sometimes give outrageous conditions to suspects.

Story by

Julius Ggayi

November 14 2017