Thursday, May 5, 2011

Uganda Lawyers Protest Crackdown

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KAMPALA, Uganda—Hundreds of Ugandan lawyers gathered around court premises across the country Wednesday to protest against the government's crackdown on demonstrations that have engulfed the country in the past three weeks.

The lawyers have vowed to boycott all court proceedings across the country until the end of the week, protesting what they see as the government's decision to deny demonstrators their constitutional rights, Ugandan Law Society President Bruce Kyerere said.

"We have resolved to keep ...

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