Makindye based General Court Martial (GCM) has denied bail to Edward Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe, Buken Ali alias Nubian Li and 34 other supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP).
They returned to court Monday on charges of possession of four rounds of ammunition, which is a monopoly of the defence forces.
While rejecting the group’s bail application, the GCM chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti said the acts of violence by the applicants are likely to continue when they’re released on bail.
Also remanded was NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s music producer Daniel Oyerwot alias Dan Magic.
Others are; Sunday John Bosco aka JB, Kyabagu Geserwa aka Pympah, Richard Kalema alias Ricardo, Charles Mpanga, Lukeman Mwijukye aka Kampala, and 28 others.
Last week, Gutti sent them back on remand after the prosecution led by Maj Samuel Masereje, Maj Emmy Ekyaruhanga and Captain Ambroz Guma rejected their bail pleas, saying they were likely to instigate riots if given temporary freedom.
Last week, their 13 colleagues were released on bail.
Those released include; Rachael Akiiki Tusiime, Saphinah Nansovo, Jamirah Kalyango Namwanje, John Miiro, William Ntege alias Kyuma Kyayesu, Kaddu Ismail Nyanzi, Bonny Obicho alias Makanika, Fatumah, Joy Namubiru alias Joy Strong, Monica Tushemerirwe alias Monic, Oliver Lutaya, Benedict Musisi and Nelson Ndyasiima.
The group were released last Monday on a non-cash bail of Shs 20 million and their six sureties who were top NUP officials have been asked to execute a non-cash bail of Shs 50 million.
The sureties were Dr Zedriga Walu the vice president of NUP, David Lewis Rubongoya the secretary general, Joel Ssenyonyi the party spokesperson, Flavia Kalule Nabagabe the head of Women’s League, Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu and the head of training and patriotism Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro.
The decision to give the 13 bail followed an application by their lawyers led by George Musisi and Anthony Wameli.
These told court that the offences against their clients are bailable and that they were tortured during custody.