Besigye urges supporters to fight for a better Uganda

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Dr. Kizza Besigye has urged his supporters not to give up the fight for a better Uganda.Besigye told his supporters that they are fighting to reclaim their country, and that until that is achieved there is no turning back, the Ugandan Monitor reported.

Dr Besigye was arrested and charged with treason after he declared himself president. He was released on bail yesterday.

In issuing him the bail, the judge admonished the opposition leader to refrain from acts of violence and preserve peace in the community until his case is disposed-off.

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George Kanyeihamba, a former justice of the Ugandan Supreme Court, said while the judge has the power to set conditions for bail, especially in the case of a treason charge, Ugandans are baffled by the restrictions which they may view as depriving Besigye of his constitutional rights.

“Defiance is not an offense under our law,” he said. “But if defiance means that I will not obey your unlawful order; I will not respect when you violate the constitution, then they are preventing him from doing what the constitution requires them to do” Mr. Kanyeihamba said

He added that people’s right to demonstrate, the right march against unlawful orders and the brutality of the police yet it provided to them by the constitution.

In effect, they are criminalizing activities which are constitutional and legitimate under the law,” he said.

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