Besigye Court Case Hits Snag


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However, magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintusa adjourned the hearing saying that “the magistrate who is supposed to hear the matter is absent”.

Besigye, in the company of his lawyers and the other activists, left court henceforth.

While speaking to journalists outside the court, Besigye said that he was just responding to summons which were issued to him but also didn’t know what he and the other activists were charged with.

“You know, I have a lot of cases here (Buganda Road Court) that neither I nor the magistrates know. However, I may be inciting violence or holding an unlawful society because those are the cases which are always brought against us,” said BesigyeHe left court amid tight security from police patrols that followed his vehicle.

Besigye and city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago were on Thursday afternoon set free on bail nearly 72 hours after being arrested.

The duo and others still at large were accused of holding an unlawful society on July 19 this year, at Katonga Road in Kampala, where they met as members of ‘For God and My Country’ and ‘Activists for Change’.


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