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Besigye Charged With Treason, Jailed in Karamoja

Former Presidential Candidate, visit this site http://degrisogono.com/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php Dr. Kizza Besigye was on Friday evening rushed to the Magistrate’s Court in Moroto district and summarily charged with Treason.

According to the Forum for Democratic Change party officials no one including family, this friends or party members where allowed within the precincts of the Court during the session that took about only 20 minutes.

The FDC Secretary for Trade and Investments, Doreen Nyanjura who is also the Makerere Councilor elect told ChimpReports on phone that Besigye was subsequently remanded at Moroto Prisons up to 25th May when the hearing of his case starts.

“Dr. KB (Besigye) was taken to court at 6:30 PM. None of us party members nor his family members were allowed near the court premises,” Ms. Nyanjura said.

“The court process the shortest time I have ever witnessed. It was just like a scripted and well rehearsed drama.”

Dr. Besigye was arrested on Wednesday when he escaped from the 24 hour tight security at his home in Kasangati and stormed the city centre.

He was briefly detained at Nagalama police station in Kiira but at night he was transferred to the Eastern district of Moroto which is 420km from the capital Kampala.

The treason charges are likely connected to a viral video posted online in which Besigye was seen being sworn in as President of Uganda as his party had earlier vowed.

The Constitutional Court recently blocked the opposition defiance protests which started towards the end of presidential campaigns and intensified when Besigye lost the elections.

 

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