Ugandan Opposition Leader Driven From Kampala Court After Treason Charge

StoryfulPublished: June 30, 2017
Published: June 30, 2017

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was formally charged with treason at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kampala on May 18, five days after a treason charge was filed at Moroto Chief Magistrate’s Court. This video shows Besigye being driven away from the courthouse after the charge. He is to be transferred to a maximum-security prison in Kampala.Colonel Kizza Besigye was a runner-up in Uganda’s February 2016 presidential election, losing out to Yoweri Museveni, who is currently serving his fifth term as president.February’s elections were overshadowed by accusations of ballot fraud and delayed arrivals of voting cards to multiple polling stations. Presidential hopefuls running against Museveni also experienced tactics of intimidation and violence on election day.

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