Uganda rebels: IPC Takes Decision


buy sale geneva; font-size: small;”>The landmark decision was reached during a Wednesday meeting between leaders from different opposition political party leaders at Katonga office, see Nakasero, Kampala.

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IPC Coordinator Kalinge Nyango said it was agreed that arrested rebel suspects be brought to court first.

“We are not going to issue any press statement over the rebel saga. We shall wait until the suspects are produced to court,” Nyango told news desk.

Col. Kizza Besigye had summoned opposition chiefs to forge away forward after UPDF confirmed detention of several opposition supporters for planning rebel activities in Uganda.

The army publicist Col. Felix Kulayigye told this investigative media outlet Wednesday that over 60 Ugandans had been arrested in a massive security swoop.

“Yes, we have very many of them – I think over 60. They were arrested in connection with subversive activities going on in Uganda. They will be brought to court to face treason charges when prosecutors are ready.”

He added: “We have plenty of evidence. We do not care which political parties they belong to. We arrested them for indulging in subversive activities not as members of opposition.”

Nyango, however, says the IPC meeting was poorly attended.

The IPC session preceded the FDC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi yesterday morning. Details of NEC deliberations are still scanty but sources say the rebel saga was discussed.

The opposition has in the past accused UPDF of concocting rebel groups to persecute their leaders.

Kulayigye said UPDF got intelligence that the individuals were planning rebel activities under Uganda People’s Federal Alliance (UPFA) and Uganda National Front/ Army (UNF/A) thus apprehending him.

Some of the rebel suspects behind bars include Charles Okong who had arrived in Uganda from Canada to reportedly coordinate the final assault on Kampala with the view of seizing Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) to announce a new government.

Paul Opobo of Buikwe and Richard Nono were as well detained at Kiira Road Police station in Kampala over rebel activities before being transferred to a military facility.


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