|The Supreme Court of Uganda|
On September 22nd, the Constitutional Court found that Kwoyelo was denied equal protection under the Amnesty Act and ordered the International Crimes Division to halt the trial and to enter orders for his release. Unbeknownst to us until recently, the Attorney General filed an emergency appeal of the decision directly to the Supreme Court along with a request to keep Kwoyelo imprisoned until they rule.
I mentioned in an earlier blog that I should have learned not to have expectations. Things don't work there the way they do here and now we are in a difficult spot. The Constitutional Court ordered the International Crimes Division to stop the trial but they are not in session. If the Supreme Court sits and rules against us before the International Crimes Division sits, we are screwed and this case is going to trial.
Francis and I are working as fast as possible to get my license secured so I can help argue the case. This is a huge setback and everything is in flux right now. I know I am not supposed to have expectations, but I expect to be back in Africa soon.
More to follow.