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Besigye Kabale Case Pushed to August

Dr Besigye with Lord Mayor Lukwago outside the Kabale court on Monday

The Kabale chief magistrate court has adjourned to next month the hearing of the case in which opposition politician Rtd. Col. Dr Kizza Besigye and others are accused of inciting violence.

Dr. Besigye is accused together with Kawempe MP Mubarak Sseruga Munyagwa, ed http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/category-specific-rss-feed-menu/csrss-misc-functions.php Kampala lord mayor Elias Lukwago, Ingrid Turinawe Kamateneti the FDC secretary for mobilization, Imam Makumbi the western Uganda Democratic Party vice president and Roland Kaginda Mugume the Rukungiri Municipality MP.

The accused in dock

The accused in dock

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On 14th July 2012 while at Kabale municipal stadium during the banned for God And My Country rally, these are said to have incited the crowds into a fight that led to the injuring of three police vehicles and four vehicles were destroyed.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Isaac Mugisha the Rwizi, regional officer in-charge of police standards unit, then working in Kabale in the same position told court today that the six incited the public, calling on them to fight against the police.

Police officer Isaac Mugisha testifies

Police officer Isaac Mugisha testifies

Mugisha said that the provocative words led to the masses to attack the police, injuring the three officers and damaging four police vehicles.

“Dr Besigye and his group were using words that promoted hatred against the state as well as police,” Said Mugisha.

Dr Besigye arrives in Kabale town

Dr Besigye arrives in Kabale town

On his part, the defense lawyer Justus Muhangi, demanded that the state brings all its witnesses in the next sitting so that they can finish up the hearing since the accused live very far away. The magistrate ordered state to heed to this call noting that the case has taking a long time.

According to state prosecutor Judith Nyamwiza, 2 out of the five witnesses have so far testified.

Police watched Besigye supporters along the Kabale streets

Police watched Besigye supporters along the Kabale streets

Dr. Besigye while speaking to the press after the session said that these allegations against him and his colleagues are baseless aimed at disrupting his work.

Thereafter he was flanked by scores of his supporters to Kabale town amidst at heavy deployment but with no incident.

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