Several folks have been asking us about reports in the news that there has been some problems with the Ugandan legal system. Here is what we have gathered from the BBC: some opposition members who were accused of plotting a coup were granted bail by a Ugandan judge. The Ugandan security force cme in and arrested the defendants again, beating a lawyer unconscious in the process.
In response to the government interference with the judiciary, judges across the nation went on strike that lasted a week until the Ugandan president issued an apology and launched an investigation. The courts were to resume operation yesterday, dispite a new strike by the Ugandan Law Society (lawyers, pictured at above left).
So....what does this mean for us? We don't know. It seems like the major thing we are waiting on is our court date in Uganda, so any delay in the courts is not good. We don't know what affect the recent issues in the court system could have, but pray with us that the conflict will be resolved and courts can resume normal operations as soon as possible. We hope and pray that this will not delay our adoption process.