Uganda: Nicholas Opiyo cleared of money-laundering charges

Money-laundering charges against a leading Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, have been dropped, documents from the director of public prosecution’s office show.

According to the documents, Mr. Opiyo, who was arrested in December 2020 by plainclothes officers in a restaurant will see his deposit refunded.

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Mr Opiyo who is the founder and director of the Chapter Four Uganda human rights organisation built his career representing activists, journalists, and sexual minorities.

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