FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye Arrested Again

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC’s) Dr Kiiza Besigye has been arrested by police as he left his home in Kasangati with a group opposition leaders who had visited him.

He has been driven off in a police vehicle to Naggalama Police Station in Mukono district.

Earlier opposition Members of Parliament led by Mukono Municipality’s Betty Nambooze and a group of lawyers led by Ladislous Rwakafuzi said wanted Parliament recalled  to discuss Dr. Besigye’s continued harassment by the police.

Addressing journalists, Nambooze said the continued detention of Besigye and the heavy deployment of police at his home was is illegal.

It is against this back ground that they want to petition parliament to be recalled from the month long recess to discuss Besigye’s issue.

She says the petition will be ready on Monday and on Tuesday, they will start collecting signatures from MPs to recall parliament.

They want government to tell the country why Besigye is still under house arrest, who is responsible for the police officers at his home and who is supposed to pay his bills among other issues.

Story By Damali Mukhaye