Ugandan opposition leader remanded in custody

Print version
April 21, 2011, 12:31 p.m. | World — by Reuters

Supporters of Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye walk towards Kampala protesting higher food and fuel prices in Kalerwe suburb on April 21, 2011
© AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi


Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, UK and a division of Thomson Reuters.

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was on Thursday remanded in custody until April 27 after being charged in court with participating in an unlawful assembly, a Reuters witness said. Besigye was arrested for leading a fourth round of "walk to work" protests earlier on Thursday. He has been released on bail on two previous occasions in the past two weeks after being charged with inciting unrest.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.