Besigye defiance case pushed to June 23


Dr. Kizza Besigye

Constitutional Court in Kampala has pushed the hearing of a case against Kizza Besigye and other opposition figures in relation to defiance campaign activities postponed to June 23.

Dr Kizza Besigye was to appear at Constitutional Court in relation to defiance campaign.

Earlier, security was tightened at the Constitutional Court to avoid any mishaps ahead of the hearing.

His appearance before the court follows summons that were also issued for Erias Lukwago, Ingrid Turinawe and other opposition figures.

The Constitutional court today adjourned that case on grounds that two of the five judges supposed to hear the petition are away for official duties.

However, Deo Nizeyimana, the court registrar who presided over the adjournment did not name the two justices absent.

The justices set to hear the petition are led by the deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma.

The case had been slated for hearing today (Friday) at 10am but was adjourned to June 23 at 10am.

In the main petition, the Attorney General claims to be dissatisfied with the defiance campaign conducted by Besigye his FDC colleagues- whose aim, according to the AG is to overthrow government contrary to the constitutional provision.

The AG further claims that by Besigye announcing himself as the winner of the recently concluded presidential elections, h committed an offence and wants court to declare so.

Besigye is currently on remand at Luzira Prison on treason charges.

As expected, Besigye was not produced by Luzira authorities.

A week ago, government abandoned the defiance case against Besigye.

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