Atubiga Released From Prison

Stephen Atubiga, one of the persons jailed for making pre-judicial comments about the election petition case, has been released.

Mr. Atubiga served three days in jail per the sentence meted out to him.

Passing sentence on Tuesday, Justice Atuguba said: “Mr. Stephen Atubiga has shown thorough remorse, having admitted his error readily and started his retractions before his appearance before this court. Nonetheless his utterances were very serious, they were intentionally made contemptuously. Accordingly we find him guilty of criminal contempt and sentence him to three days imprisonment.”

Mr Atubiga when he appeared before the court was very remorseful and continually apologized to the court, saying that, “My Lords, I apologise for my irresponsible statement. I think it will not happen again. I started apologizing way before I got the summon. I’m responsible for my statement and it was irresponsible of me. Give me a second chance. There is no excuse for my mistakes. I take full responsibility for my irresponsible actions. From the bottom of my heart I really apologise for my actions.”

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