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Uganda - Former radio presenter freed on bail but still facing possible trial

Reporters without borders
Augustine Okello, a former Rhino FM morning radio show presenter in the northern city of Lira, was finally released on bail on 26 July after being held for 13 months in pre-trial detention, but is still facing the possibility of trial on a charge of treason, which carries the death penalty. Local observers said the high court judge set very harsh conditions for his release – bail of 3,200 euros, obligation to report regularly to the police station and high court in Lira, his home town, and (...)

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