Thursday, 28 April 2011

Uganda's Kizza Besigye arrested for fourth time

Uganda's FDC leader Besigye argues with police before his arrest on Monday 18 April Kizza Besigye was shot in the hand during a previous protest

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Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested for the fourth time this month during a "walk-to-work" protest over high prices.
Police had blocked his way, so he was in his car surrounded by supporters when officers smashed the windows, fired tear gas and dragged him from the car, eyewitnesses say.
He was freed on bail on Wednesday after spending Easter in jail.
The president has warned the walking campaign is illegal.
The Forum for Democratic Change leader has been charged with unlawful assembly.
Dr Besigye, who was shot in the hand during a similar recent protest, lost to President Yoweri Museveni in a February election he says was rigged.
Before the polls, Dr Besigye had called for Egypt-style uprisings in the event of fraud.
Police responded by banning public demonstrations.
The pair used to be allies, and Dr Besigye was once Mr Museveni's personal physician.

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