Opposition Democratic Party has condemned the continued incarceration of Dr.Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati for over a month now.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala this morning, DP Vice president Fred Mukasa Mbidde said the party stands in solidarity with the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate.
“This is nolonger about him as an individual but it is about every Ugandan,” Mr Mbidde said adding: “The Uganda police has represented the potential of turning anyone’s home into prison.”
Dr Besigye was put under house arrest a month ago by police that claims he poses a threat to public security. He has since then moved out to attend prayers, while on other several occasions he has been subjected to detentions at Nagalama and Kasangati police stations.
Yesterday, Besigye, through his lawyer David Mpanga, filed an application in the Kasangati Magistrates court challenging Dr Besigye’s detention at home.
However, with a ruling set for today, Besigye’s legal team was this morning informed that they will have to wait since the case file had been handed to the High Court for revisiting yesterday evening.