Jamil Mukulu being led from the special police detention facility at Nalufenya in Jinja to court .

The former commander of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, Jamilu Mukulu, is expected to appear before Jinja High Court today.

Mukulu is facing treason and terrorism charges following accusations of his commanding a spate of brutal attacks against civilians in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The rebel leader was arrested in April 2015 in Tanzania, and later extradited to Uganda, where he was detained at the special police detention facility at Nalufenya in Jinja.

In 2011 the UN issued sanctions against Mukulu for ‘destabilising’ the DRC, while a court in the same country sentenced him to death in absentia in 2014 for terrorism and murder.