July 11th Terror Suspects Charged with Treason

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New charges have been preferred against a medical doctor accused of participating in the July 11th terrorism attacks on Kampala. Dr. Ismail Kalule, one of the 16 people accused of orchestrating the July bombings, was yesterday charged with an additional case of treason. Kalule and a second suspect called Samiru Twaha Koire, are alleged to have been part of a terrorist group that operated out of Busia, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo, Kabale, Kibaale, Kasese and Kampala for the past five years. Buganda Road Court heard that he attempted to carry out terrorist activities aimed at overthrowing the government. The duo is also accused of providing drugs and inflammatory literature to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). Kalule's lawyer, Steven Asaba, says his client didn't enter a plea to the treason charges because of technicalities related to the transfer of the police file. The suspects were remanded to Luzira until January 12th. This isn't the first time the Dr. Ismail Kalule and Samiru Twaha Koire have been arrested on suspicion on treason. In November 2008 the doctor was picked up by agents of the Joint Anti Terrorism Taskforce. He was held for about a month at the taskforce base in Kololo and released on police bond. Koire was arrested for his association with the ADF. An intelligence memo published by The Independent news magazine in March this year revealed that on his arrest, Koire provided information to government on the mode of communication between ADF leader Jamil Mukulu and his henchmen. ###