BESIGYE ‘FORGIVEN’ BY UGANDAN GOVERNMENT.

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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye escorted in a court room.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Ugandan Government has withdrawn a case where opposition leader Kizza Besigye is accused of disobeying lawful orders.

Magistrate, Fred Egesa said the DPP had presented a withdrawal letter and he had no option but to discharge the matter.

Without giving details, state lawyer Joseph Kyomuhendo, told court that Article 120 gives the DPP mandate to withdraw any criminal charges against any suspect.

Kizza Besiyge, a vocal opposition leader has appeared in court on treason charges after he allegedly took part in a fake presidential swearing-in ceremony.

The event was filmed and circulated online.

Dr Besiyge, a former doctor to Mr Museveni was brought to court under tight security inside and on the streets around the facility in the capital Kampala for a brief hearing before he was returned to remand again.

When the opposition announced a day of defiance over the swearing in of the incumbent, newspaper editors were also summoned by the government and told not to give the protest coverage.

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