Kiiza Besigye Remanded

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Kiiza Besigye, Leader of the opposition FDC party has been sent on remand to Nakasongora prisons, on charges of staging unlaful assembly. He was remanded together with Francis Mwijukye, Theodore Nuwagaba, and Hamidu Kayinja.

Besigye appeared before the Nabweru chief magistrates court, presided over by Justine Atukwasa.

Prosecution led by Lino Anguzu and Gladys Nyanzi, told court that Besigye participated in an ulawful assembly this morning when he led a protest march from Kalerwe to Gayaza road round about. The prosecutors argued that the assembly encroached on the rights of other road users.

Earnest Kalibala, Besigye's lawyer tried in vain to appeal for bail, but was told that the chief magistrate was busy with other cases and needed some time to study the bail application.

Besigye was sent on remand till April 27th when his bail application will be heard.

Shortly after the Magistrates ruling, Besigye stood up and assured court that he is being persecuted for the crimes committed by police. He said that while he has tried to launch peaceful protests, Police have come into his way encroaching on his rights and freedoms to movement.

Besigye said that police was using the courts to persecute him.

Besigye waved the V sign as he walked out of the dock and was heard saying "This terror will end".

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