Opposition wears yellow in solidarity with Besigye


Besigye clad in Luzira prisons uniform

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] on Tuesday resolved to dress in yellow T-shirts in solidarity with Kizza Besigye who is currently on remand at Luzira prisons.

Besigye who was recently photographed wearing a yellow prisons uniform, is accused of treason after he declared himself president and even took oath in Kampala.

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Besigye is expected in Nakawa Court tomorrow June 1 for the mention of his case.

A hashtag #WeAreAllPrisoners is running on social media platforms at the same time President Yoweri Museveni is delivering the State of the Nation Address.

Most FDC supporters are now clad in yellow attire with the words “We are all prisoners” inscribed on them.

They argue that detaining Besigye makes them prisoners too and will dress like that until he is released.

The former Leader of Opoosition in Parliament Hon Wafula Oguttu said he was arrested on April 11, 2011 for walking to work.

He was detained at Jinja Road Police Station and not charged.

Godber Tumushabe says he was arrested in 2001 and detained at Chieftancy of Military Intelligence [CMI].

He was later dumped at Kira Road Police and released without a charge.

Over the weekend, police arrested three opposition youth for trying to distribute t-shirts promoting Besigye.

One of the arrested is Tusiime Samson aka Samwyri who was allegedly planning to hold ‘illegal demonstrations’ in Jinja on Saturday.

Samwyri, according to FDC party, was arrested for wearing a t-shirt with Besigye’s picture and locked up at Kireka Special Investigations Unit [SIU].

The other two are Muyinda Ismail and Asia Nanyanzi, another colleague at Vintage creations, a company run by creative youths.

Nicholas Opiyo, a human rights lawyer, went to Kireka today to secure their bond to no avail.

“The police have refused to grant @Samwyri bond for reasons unknown. We are exploring legal options including seeking a court order,” Opiyo tweeted after.

FDC says most of its members have been arrested and detained in various prisons across the country.

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