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Uganda opposition figure Besigye freed on bail after two weeks

Uganda opposition figure Besigye freed on bail after two weeks

A court in Uganda released veteran opposition figure Kizza Besigye on bail on Friday after spending two weeks in jail awaiting trial on charges of inciting violence. Besigye, 66, was detained on June 14 in the capital Kampala as he led protests against sky-rocketing consumer prices and was charged with inciting violence the following day. His initial bail application made on the day he was charged was denied. On Friday his lawyers applied for bail again and a magistrate agreed to release Besigye saying he was "satisfied that the accused's sureties are substantial", according to a live video feed on…
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