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|Muslim cleric charged with terrorism|
|Two people, including a Muslim cleric (imam), Jamal Kiyemba, who were implicated in the disappearance of a number of people, including children, have been charged with terrorism and remanded to Luzira Prison.|
Jamal Kiyemba, 34, a former al-Qaeda suspect and Bashir Nyangishu, 26, appeared before the Makindye Court Grade One Magistrate, Henry Hadilu, last Wednesday and were charged with terrorism.
On the charge sheet, the prosecution alleged that Kiyemba, Nyangishu and others still at large, between 2008 and January 2013 at Zzana in Wakiso district, were directly involved in the kidnapping of a group of people.
The two are alleged to have kidnapped the people for "the purposes of influencing the Government or intimidating the public for a political and religious aim".
The victims were identified as Kaliisa, Frank Milo, Zaidi Mutebi, Medi Wamala, Sadia Babirye and Huzaifa Mutebi.
Kiyemba is an imam at Masjid Taqua in Kirimanyaga zone, Zzana, while Nyangishu is a bodaboda cyclist and a resident of Seguku in Wakiso. The case was adjourned to April 10.
The Police arrested Kiyemba from his home in Zzana following the disappearance of Zaida Mutebi and his children: Mohammed Wamala, 13, Shadia Bibirye, 12 and Huzaifah Mutebi, 7.
Kiyemba was arrested together with Nyangishu, who allegedly used to transport them on his motorcycle. The family is alleged to have disappeared in January up to now.
Kiyemba's arrest follows a complaint filed before the Police by Mutebi's wife, Aisha Nalwadda, about his missing children and husband.
Kiyemba was also linked to the disappearance of a number of other people.
Kiyemba was formerly a detainee at the US detention facility of Guantanamo after he was arrested in Pakistan while on his way to Afghanistan. He was arrested as a terror suspect in 2003. He spent there three years before being released and deported to Uganda.
|Uganda may try former Gitmo suspect|
|The Ugandan government is looking into whether Mr Jamal Kiyemba, 25, an Al Qaeda suspect deported from the US run Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, can be tried in Uganda. Kiyemba, who |
The State Minister for Defence, Ms Ruth Nankabirwa, told Daily Monitor yesterday that the government was looking into whether the Uganda law could apply on him. "We are making inquiries to see whether there is sufficient evidence to have him prosecuted, freed or even benefiting from amnesty," Nankabirwa said.
Kiyemba is held by the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force in an unknown location. He was freed without warning two weeks ago as international pressure mounted on America to close the detention camp after a highly critical UN report on the treatment of prisoners there was released. The Americans transferred Kiyemba to Uganda after the British Government refused to help him.
The Justice ministers were unavailable to comment on the legal process.
On the same day Home Secretary Charles Clarke issued an order indefinitely banning Kiyemba from entering the UK.
|US turns Ugandan Briton over to local authorities|
|THE US has returned to Uganda a Ugandan-born Briton, Jamal Kiyemba, one of the 500 prisoners held by the US on Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on suspicion of participating in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC. The UK has disowned Kiyemba. |
|Home Front: WoT|
|Hunger strikers pledge to die in GuantÃ¡namo|
Send the food to Biloxi.
Statements from prisoners in the camp which were declassified by the US government on Wednesday reveal that the men are starving themselves in protest at the conditions in the camp and at their alleged maltreatment - including desecration of the Qur'an - by American guards.
The statements, written on August 11, have just been given to the British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith. They show that prisoners are determined to starve them selves to death. In one, Binyam Mohammed, a former London schoolboy, said: "I do not plan to stop until I either die or we are respected.
I'll go with option "A."
I'm cheering you on.
Yesterday, Mr Stafford Smith, who represents 40 detainees at GuantÃ¡namo Bay, eight of whom are British residents, said many men had been starving themselves for more than four weeks and the situation was becoming desperate.
Unlike that of the people trapped on top of the World Trade Center...
He said: "I am worried about the lives of my guys because they are a pretty obstinate lot and they are going to go through with this and I think they are going to end up killing themselves. The American military doesn't want anyone to know about this."
He pointed to an American army claim that only 76 prisoners at the base were refusing food, saying that they were attempting to play down what could be a political scandal if a prisoner were to die.
In his statement, Mr Mohammed described how during the first strike men were placed on intravenous drips after refusing food for 20 days. He said: "The administration promised that if we gave them 10 days, they would bring the prison into compliance with the Geneva conventions. They said this had been approved by Donald Rumsfeld himself in Washington DC. As a result of these promises, we agreed to end the strike on July 28.
OK. We'll go in compliance with the convention, sure. Lessee, [flip][flip], ah! Unlawful combatants. Sez here we can give you a summary court and execute you. Well, that's what you wanted, so...
Five hours of sexual humiliation? That would run into some serious money in Nevada.
"In the end the military agreed to negotiate. We came off the strike [on July 28 2005], but we gave them two weeks, and if the changes were not implemented we would go back on strike."
Well, we can, as long as they are infidels or women.
Another prisoner, Jamal Kiyemba, from Battersea, south London, said in an account of the July hunger strike: "Many of the prisoners collapsed, as they would not drink water. More than 30 were hospitalised. I am in Camp IV and we joined in." He added: "Eventually, because people were near death, the military caved and let us set up a prisoner welfare council of six prisoners."
Jamil el Banna, another British resident, described how the guards were again searching the Qur'an by hand, which they had agreed to stop.
But do you believe the Pentagon or a lawyer for terrorists?
"They are listed as being in a stable condition and they are recieving nutrition." Asked if they were being force fed, he said: "They are being held in the same standards as US prison standards... they don't allow people to kill themselves via starvation."