Magistrate to visit Luzira over Besigye mistreatment


Besigye at Nakawa court

Nakawa Court Chief Magistrate James Ereemye has promised to visit opposition leader Kizza Besigye at his cells in Luzira prisons.

Magistrate Eremye made the announcement on Wednesday after Besigye who is charged with treason complained of mistreatment at Luzira by prison authorities.

Besigye told court that Luzira authorities blocked his Ramadhan message which he tried to send out to his people as a political leader, decrying the infringement on his rights.

“As a political leader, I tried to send out a Ramadan message but I was informed that I don’t have that right,” he said.

Besigye said he thought he is innocent until proven guilty but prison authorities are already treating him like he is guilty.

“I am innocent until proven guilty”, he pointed out, challenging the state to present their case against him.

“I’m disturbed by the delayed investigations in this case. If they (state) have any case –which I doubt — let them present it,” he continued.

The last time he appeared in court, the state asked for more time to concluded investigations.

Today, Besigye asked court to give a time frame in which the state will conclude investigations in his case.

Responding to Besigye, magistrate Eremye said the judiciary was concerned by Dr Besigye’s rights abuse concerns.

He promised to visit Luzira prison next week “to address your (Besigye’s) concerns and the concerns of other inmates”.

The magistrate made the last adjournment of the matter to July 13.

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