Uganda, April 16 -- There was chaos at the General Court Martial after the chairperson declined to release 28 National Unity Platform (NUP) party supporters accused of unlawfully possessing 13 pieces of explosive devices.

Sources that attended the closed-door session claimed one of the suspects attempted to jump from the court dock to assault the chairman, Brig Gen Freeman Mugabe, after their bail application was frustrated for the third time.

"For the first time, the suspects turned out chaotic just after the chairman delivered his ruling denying them bail. One jumped out of the dock and he was beaten seriously by the soldiers deployed in the courtroom," a source, who preferred anonymity, said.

Shortly after court, the detainee, who h...