Nicholas Opiyo, a leading LGBT rights lawyer, faces charges of money laundering. His organization has termed those charges as ‘fabricated’ and ‘frivolous’.
After appearing in court, he was remanded until December 28.
Nicholas Opiyo is the Executive Director of a human rights organization called Chapter Four Uganda.
He is accused of money laundering because he had withdrawn $340,000 from the organization account despite ‘his knowledge that this was a proceed of crime’.
Opiyo remains remanded at a prison located 50 kilometres from Kampala city.
He is the recipient of the 2015 Alison Forges Award for his extraordinary activism.
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