Uganda: Police Block Kizza Besigye from meeting Court Registrar to extent bail in ‘Treason’ case


Uganda’s opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has again been blocked by police from leaving his home to attend court as well as the funeral service of one of his friend.

Besigye was expected to appear before the registrar of the High Court- Criminal Division for extension of his bail in a case in which he was charged with treason and also attend a funeral of a one Enid Turitwenka currently underway at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala but blockage of police didn’t permit.

“No amount of “pleading” could get sense into heads of all these police officers to respect the law & my rights! I can’t attend court today,” Besigye shared on Twitter.

According to Daily Monitor his lawyer Ernest Kalibala was seen in the registrar’s office but did not share with the media what had transpired.

Uganda opposition lawmakers are soliciting 143 signatures from fellow lawmakers in a bid to recall Parliament from recess to discuss Dr Besigye’s continued house arrest and harassment by the police.

“After observing the conditions under which Dr Besigye lives, we decided as MPs, after consultation with other colleagues who are up country right now, that Parliament should be recalled,’’ An Mp Betty Nambooze  told the media in Kampala.

A few minutes later, Besigye shared yet again that he had been denied right to attend the “funeral service of our friend Mrs Enid Turitwenka at All Saints Church, I can’t even get someone to deliver my wreath!”

Source: Daily Monitor