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Susan Okalany: Ugandan Judge Wins World’s Prosecutor Of The Year Award

A female Ugandan judge, Susan Okalany has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)

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Described as brave and courageous, Susan played a leading role in the prosecution of the 2010 Kampala bombing suspects where Five people were given life sentences after being convicted of terrorism over the attacks which left 74 people dead.

The case was brought to court after a major investigation across East Africa. When he nominated her for the award, Uganda’s director of public prosecutions, Justice Mike Chibita, said she had demonstrated “tremendous courage, tenacity, professionalism and ingenuity” throughout the case, despite constant threats to her life, her team and the loss of a dear colleague”.

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