The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon has asked the Ugandan government and more so President Yoweri Museveni why Dr Kizza Besigye is prison.
Mr. Ki-Moon wondered why the former Forum Democratic Change flag bearer in the 2016 general elections who garnered 37 per cent of the votes is in prison without trial.
Government has twice failed to produce Dr.Besigye in court citing security concerns. The first time appeared in court, he was denied access to his attorneys.
According to the statement released on Friday by the UN, the issue of Dr. Besigye’s brought up for discussion by Mr Ki-Moon while in consultation with Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda as they discussed the recent issues on human rights violations, including sexual exploitation and abuse by Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic.
Today, Dr. Besigye has made 32 days in prison at Uganda’s maximum prison which houses hard core criminals and he faces allegations of treason.
Just few days, an opposition legislator was arrested and subsequently his home searched and a string of other opposition figures were too rounded up in a claim that they are working closely with Dr. Besigye and renegade Gen. David Sejusa with a view of toppling the Kampala regime. However, Opposition Spokesperson, Semujju Nagenda dismissed the claims saying the allegations are part of the wider schemes to implicate and other opposition in subversive activities.