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Uganda: Politics and Government

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the well-being of Forum for Democratic Change members (a) James Musinguzi Garuga, (b) Dr. Suleiman Kigundu and (c) Joseph Musasazi Kifefe; and if he will make a statement. (147840)

We have not received any specific reports on the well-being of these individuals. However, we continue to raise our concerns about the detention of the alleged members of the People's Redemption Army (PRA) with the Government of Uganda. Most recently, our high commissioner in Kampala raised this with President Museveni on 10 May.

We are aware of reports that Mr. Kifefe has been granted bail due to serious illness, although we cannot confirm this. We will continue to make further representations to the government of Uganda calling for the court proceedings relating to the PRA suspects to be expedited in a fair and just manner.