Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye will be tried in court for treason which has been imposed on him by the Ugandan government and not at a high security Luzira prison as the prosecution had requested.
The leader and president of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was arrested last month for holding a mock swearing-in ceremony and was charged with treason.
He was arrested on 11th May in Kampala for staging his own inauguration ahead of the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni’s swearing in.
Besigye lost the elections which were held in February but he claimed that there was fraud. This outcome made Kizza to match to the Electoral Commission’s headquarters to collect official results, but he ended up being arrested by the Ugandan police by saying that he was not authorised by the government to do so.
The tough opposition leader appeared briefly in court on Wednesday before being returned to the maximum security Luzira Prison and he will appear before court on June 29, 2016.
The Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita said the court ruled that he should be tried in the court as it was said before.
“The court turned down the application that he should be tried inside Luzira Prison over what the state calls security concerns”, said Solomon.
This is the second time Besigye has been charged with treason as it happened again in 2005 and the case was dropped.
Besigye has been the victim in the hands of the ruling party and he has been frequently jailed, put under house arrest and other cases.
Yoweri Museveni has ruled Uganda since 26 July 1986 and he has never been ousted by any other party.