The FDC former presidential candidate Dr Kiiza Besigye has threatened to drag government to court over what he calls oppressive colonial prison rules that violate inmates’ rights.
Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye had just arrived at Nakawa Magistrates Court for further mention of the treason case against him.
Besigye this Wednesday morning arrived at court in the company of former Leader of Opposition in Wafula Oguttu, Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye and Ingrid Turinawe.
When asked to address court, Besigye said, “Yesterday I was released from Luzira Maximum Security Prison where I have been for two months. Your worship I want to thank you for having visited Luzira as promised and assessed the many problems that prisoners in that facility face.”
Besigye further said he intends to petition court so that all regulations, standing orders that govern Uganda prisons be reviewed.
“ Now that I am out of prison, I intend to formerly petition the appropriate courts so that all regulations standing orders that govern Uganda prisons today which were made in colonial times when Ugandans,” he said.
Besigye was Tuesday granted bail by the High Court in Kampala.
Justice Wilson Masalu Musene granted Besigye bail of Shs100 million not cash. Each of the four sureties that Besigye presented were also bonded Shs100million not cash.
However Besigye He was ordered to report to the registrar of the court once every two weeks starting July 26.