FDC supporters storm Nagalama police, demand Besigye’s release

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters adorned in red head ribbons, on Monday stormed Nagalama Police Station and demanded the unconditional release of Dr. Kizza Besigye and four other FDC members.
Besigye, together with FDC’s Mobilization Secretary Ingrid Turinawe and Party Presidential Candidate Patrick Amuriat, Rukungiri District speaker were by Monday still being detained at the Police station since they were arrested Thursday night.

About 20 youth led by the FDC deputy secretary general, Harold Kaija camped at Nagalama police station and vowed not leave until four FDC members are and who have been in detention since Thursday, are released.
“We are here because our people have been detained beyond 48 hours. Others are fine apart from Ingrid who developed an eye infection. Now that the officers in charge here cannot speak to us, we decided to engage IGP Kayihura but he doesn’t want to answer our calls. We have instructed our lawyers [Mpanga and Co Advocates] to petition court for an order to release them.” Kaijja told journalists
Police allege that Dr Besigye and his co-accused last week on Wednesday commanded an illegal procession in Rukungiri which left a one Edson Nasasira, , dead.

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Addressing the weekly press briefing in Kampala on Monday, Police Spokesperson Asan Kasingye said Dr Kiiza Besigye f faced possible prosecution.
“Our investigators are still collecting evidence from the field and immediately he and his colleagues will be arraigned in court,” said Kasingye.

Meanwhile, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has called off his campaigns to push for release of detained FDC members. In a statement issued today afternoon, Gen. Muntu’s public relations aide, Sandy Apolo, revealed that Muntu “called off his campaigns to embark on Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Hon. Amuriat Oboi and Turinawe Kamateneti Ingrid’s rescue mission.”

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