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Uganda's main opposition leader Dr.Kizza Besigye has been arrested.

By Hassan Isilow

KAMPALA- . The Ugandan Police has arrested the country’s main opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time while on his way to work.

The Police are reported to have fired tire gas and live ammunition, during the politician’s arrest on Thursday morning (April 21).

Ugandan Opposition leaders have been staging twice-weekly protests in which they walk to work in protest of rising fuel and commodity prices in the land locked East African nation.

Uganda’s Independent, Daily Monitor News Paper reported Thursday, that Dr. Besigye had been remanded by a magistrate’s court in Nabweru Town to unknown prison.

However, an independent source in Kampala told the Africa Witness that Dr.Besigye had been transferred to Nakasongola Prisons located about 200 Kilometres north of the Capital Kampala.

Dr. Besigye joins Democratic Party leader Advocate Nobert Mao, who has been in detention for three days over the walk-to-work protests, which started on April 11.

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Written by africawitness

April 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

Posted in Xenophobia

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