Besigye returns to court, ready for defiance  


Besigye arriving at Nakawa court

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has appeared before Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court this morning for mention of his treason case.

He was last produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrate James Ereemye on June 15 upon which prosecution asked for an extra two weeks to conclude investigations into Besigye’s treason case.


The magistrate also dismissed the application by state to shift Besigye’s trial to Luzira prisons on account of security risks.

The magistrate sent back the retired colonel back to Luzira prison until 29th June when he will be reappear in court.

Police is already diverting traffic in anticipation of the appearance today with some roads closed to the public.



Besigye has been on remand at Luzira Prison since mid-May.


Meanwhile, Besigye has vowed to resume the defiance campaign as soon as he is released from Luzira prison, if granted bail by High Court on July 6.

Besigye told the officials led by the new Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza that prison authorities barred him from publishing a Ramadhan message he had authored.

He told them to rally the masses for the struggle continues.

He also condemned the trial of Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka in the General Court Martial yet he is a civilian.

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