PICS: Ugandan police target other opposition figures

2018-08-23 14:14
Former Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye (File, AFP)

Former Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye (File, AFP)

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Another top Ugandan opposition figure has been arrested amid the uproar over a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker being charged with treason.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima says former presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was arrested outside his home when he tried to force his way out. 

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Kayima also says police have deployed, under what he calls "preventive arrest," at the homes of certain Ugandans after receiving intelligence that some "wanted to engage in criminal activities."

Besigye has been arrested many times over the years. 

The arrests come amid Ugandans' anger over the treatment of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine.

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