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FDCs Besigye, Amuriat, Ingrid,Munyagwa paralyze Mbarara

Besigye, his driver Fred Kato, party president Patrick Amuria, Party Secretary for Mobilization, Ingrid Turianwe as well as Kawempe North MP Mubarak Munyagwa returned to court to answer charges of inciting violence, assault a police officer, holding an unlawful assembly, and malicious damage to property


Former FDC President Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye alongside his colleagues Chris Oboi Amuriat, Ingrid Turinawe, Mubarack Munyagwa have paralyzed in Mbarara Town as they were driving to report back to court for their case hearing.

As usual Police heavily deployed around Mbarara High Court and some streets of Mbarara while expecting FDC supporters would attempt to welcome them in a procession as a sign of support.

Besigye and his colleagues moved without violence until at the gates of the court where drama started as police ordered Besigye, Amuriat, Munyagwa, Ingrid among othersto get out of their vehicles for regular checkup and to leave their vehicles outside the court which these people resisted on and remained inside the vehicles insisting they must enter with their vehicles in court premises.

Police Forces in shielding themselves while attacking the rioters

The trio were later joined by their colleagues Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye, Mbarara District FDC Chairman, Stanly Katembeyi, DP Chairman for Western Region Imam Makumbi. The drama lasted for few minutes as the police realized they had no any other option a part from opening the gates to allow in them enter the premises of the court.

In court that was presided over by the Grade one magistrate Daphine Ayebare extended the case until 6thof March 2018 due to the absence of Magistrate Sanyu Mukasa who started the case for these FDC leaders.

We reported On 16thof November 2017 Besigye and colleagues were brought to the same court and charged with holding Unlawful Assembly, inciting violence in people, damaging polices vehicle among others. The accused are five defendants and these include; Dr. Besigye, Amuria, Ingrid, Mubarack Munyagwa, Kato Fred,

Lawyer of the Defendants Lydia Ahimbisibwe pleaded the court that these people should be given protection because last time still at the court of Mbarara were kidnapped and tortured by the Police Force.

Speaking to journalists after the court session, Besigye accused the state of using force to intimidate the opposition.

Speaking to journalists in the same venues, the FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat said the party would meet with his predecessor, Maj.Gen Mugisha Muntu amid calls from a section of party members that he should form his own party. Kizza Besigye on his part said all efforts towards regime change would be supported

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