Connect to share and comment

43 Namibians acquitted of 1999 treason

A Namibian court on Monday acquitted 43 of the 109 men charged with treason for their role in a 1999 failed separatist uprising in the northern Caprivi region, in the longest running trial in the country. Judge Elton Hoff found the men "not guilty on all charges" in a nearly eight-hour long ruling. The trial started in 2004 and has been marked by many adjournments. The remaining 66 men facing 278 charges still remain in custody. Lawyer Patrick Kauta told AFP after the ruling that the acquitted men were to be released later on Monday.
Syndicate content