Connect with us

International

Witness castrated in Uganda for agreeing to testify against Muslim cleric

Published

on

Witness castrated in Uganda for agreeing to testify against Muslim cleric

A witness who agreed to testify against a Muslim cleric against a backdrop of killings including the death of the head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, was “beaten and castrated” reports say.

That much information was let out by prosecutors during a court session but the defence argued that those in court could not have been responsible for the attack as they were in jail.

Read also: 6 killed in Mexico as teachers’ protest turn bloody

The judge however adjourned the trial of one woman and 31 men, including a cleric from the Tubliq sect, which began on Monday to give more time to protect other witnesses who have agreed to testify.

It could be recalled that the head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, was shot dead on Christmas Day in 2014 in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

Three days later Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga, a leader of the Tabliq sect was also shot dead in the wave of killings.

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

TEST

Investigations