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Opinion: The next steps for Besigye and continued defiance against the Movement!

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It’s not easy to give words of advice to the men and woman who are in the line of fire. But we cannot let the Movement and their spin-control run the mill. They are stealing and thieving with massive speed and impunity. They are trying to avoid the weakness of the economy, trying to find new ways of revamping the economy without too much state debt and without loving donor direct aid. They still have the military and equipment served from loyal allies in the United States, if that will happen under Trump and it has happen under Bush/Obama is not easy to know; certainly U.S. will still let other brigades do the dirt they don’t want to do themselves.

The ones who toll with the problems are Dr. Kizza Besigye and his Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), they work for a peaceful transition in Uganda from the militarized politics of the President Museveni’s Movement. So with this in mind, after a year of issues, a year of tribulations, arrests, detained and charges of treason against the government; the political change is still in the wind. Besigye had deserved a better start and a fresher place as he is still monitored and still has Police following all movement done by the man. The same with his party who cannot hold meetings and public consultations without police taking stereo equipment, arrests or intimidation of citizens who shows up or just happen to be around.

Besigye had started the Campaign of Defiance under the Election Road Map for the General Election of 2016. So in 2015 it was started and has been put under fire from the Resistance Movement, an ironic problem for a draconian and tyrant regime who cannot really be democratic as they tries to silence or get rid of the worst opponents. Besigye is only kept because of known place and international scrutiny of they try to attack him too much.

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First Step – Defy with actions:

Besigye should continue and with more force, use more than just words and get the FDC to actually take a stronger stand against the ones that supports the regime. The Mafia regime or junta government, which he has described the Movement so many times. If FDC wants to be fair and wants to defy the Movement, they should suspend themselves first from Parliament. It is risky, but would be a grandeur position to take away the Shadow Government and the legitimacy of the current government.

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Second Step – Defy with dialogue with other opposition:

Secondly the FDC should be in talks with Democratic Party and other smaller parties that are not involved directly in the Movement regime, as they can try to weaken and strengthen the other voices. As Besigye have already done with his friendship with Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Gen. David Sejusa. FDC needs to be connected with people of stature like Norbert Mao and others, who are real opposition to Museveni. Not talk to Jimmy Akena or others who just uses their parties as fronts of beacon of democracy, instead of actually challenging the Movement.

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Third Step – Defy the Courts like IGP Kayihura:

Just as IGP Kale Kayihura defied his own court-orders, the same should Besigye himself start to do in 2017, to show that he doesn’t respect the unlawful character of the regime; as the peaceful acts of showing up for treason charge that continue running into oblivion. Time to just say it is a kangaroo court and is only doing it to silence his voice. Therefore not showing up and instead continue to travel around the country to meet and greet party officials and locals to prove the value of building institution over being a sole candidate in Museveni and the NRM.

Times is a wasting, it’s hard to do stuff when you’re behind bars or at court, it’s hard to always move when the Police Force and other Security Organizations follow your every step.

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Fourth Step – Hurt the pocket of the Government:

Certainly the Defiance needs to be hurting the regime. Try to stop the foreign exchange rates, the taxation and the revenue of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), even the business that is inter-connected with the Movement. As much as it should stop the state owned businesses that is being used by the Movement. Museveni would hate that he couldn’t misuse the profits of needed businesses, the ones that are owned by investors who are supplying him funds to pay Special Force Command and other militarized outfits that keeps him as the Executive.

If the Besigye and his folks stood behind and hurt the pocket and legitimacy, not in words only, but also actions that could move the regime and also create a vacuum that Museveni and his movement couldn’t control. The ripple effect and the true hurt would be shown. Especially with the knowledge, that the Election already hurt the economy with massive effect. So if they continue pounding on it took out the cash out of the Museveni owned banks and stopped profits to companies that the Museveni clan partly own. Than the Movement and family would feel the pinch.

Defying the state institutions and the government procedures, stop respecting the Police and Courts, stop listening to the draconian laws and also stop the funding of taxes and funds to directly keep the Movement alive. Something that would really hurt Museveni and his elite; this would really make it hard for the Movement to continue to use Police Force and use the state to gain wealth.

Besigye can continue to talk peaceful transition and I respect that. This sort of acts is not easy. They are hard and costly. Many will be arrested, many more detained, more torture and more innocent dying, but there been so much over 30 years that the defiance campaign has to take it to the next level. Show disrespect, let the government lose its value and show the world that the ones behind Besigye don’t see Museveni as their President. Museveni is just a citizen, not an Executive, as he wasn’t really elected to be so; he coup d’état again when he got sworn-in on the 12th May of 2016.

Time for acts, not talk, time for really defying the government and use the power of the people. Time to use the popularity and risk being harassed, as if you don’t than the Police will continue as they do; business as usual and also target the FDC as much as possible without it costing much for the illegitimate government it is. The illegal detained and the illegal arrests cannot be sustained, as much as the house arrests and unlawful behaviour of the Police towards the FDC is unbearable. This is not militant; it is fighting for a just cause. The real freedom and liberty, not to talk about a real legitimate government who represent the citizens of Uganda! Not a government representing Museveni and only his vision. Peace.

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Opinion: It’s total silence not defiance anymore

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The Campaign of Defiance is dead, because the compliance has sunk the ship of Defiance that we’re ushered in with the Presidential Campaign of 2015/2016 of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and for the Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye. The rigged and fraudulent election went down, the President since 1986 President Yoweri Museveni triggered election victory with 100% in dozens of districts and acted vicious in others; that are known opposition strongholds like Kampala, Wakiso and others. Therefore the FDC and Besigye should have and could have grievances on the methods of suppression of the votes.

Besigye’s campaign of defiance was a grand idea in the darkness of an oppressive regime under the National Resistance Movement. The NRM has for decades and during previous elections used public funds, used the state and security organizations to spread fear instead of free and fair election. As well as hiring fellow cronies in the Electoral Commission that we’re working directly on orders for the Movement instead of securing the popular vote, as well as using the Police Force and the Army to show where the loyalty should be, also gifts of soaps, food and small fees to take part of rallies in the districts. This has been NRMs way of spreading loyalty and fear mixed together.

So the Defiance campaign was a good idea, to defy the rigged system and state apparatus that has eaten the whole plate and only follows orders of loyal cronies of Museveni. That in itself was genuine and straight-forward plan from Besigye, only if more of the citizens and the party he was apart of really believed in it. As with time the defying plans has been silenced, the fighting the machine and corrupt behaviour of the state has turned silent.

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The FDC and the defiance after the failing Election Petition of the Go-Forward and Amama Mbabazi in Supreme Court, the FDC and Besigye hasn’t had the levels of defiance in them or tried to defy the structures that validates the regime. The FDC has turned into compliance as the swearing-in of Museveni happen and the Members of Parliament we’re sworn-in after the fraudulent election. It was topped when certain MPs went into Shadow-Parliament and legitimized the Movement.

So with this the FDC themselves did comply with Museveni and his fellow cronies instead of defying the ruler. They went into the chambers made sure they got paid and later trying to follow the lead of Besigye isn’t believable. That the same men and woman who easily take the small-change at the Parliament and later goes to FDC Prayers is playing to games.

The Short-Con is the Shadow-Cabinet and validating the rule of Museveni to make sure their pockets are filled and that their MPs respectability is fixed so their families and friends are secured. But with this they are forgetting the long-term damage to be parts of Movements skin-democracy.

The Long-Con is that with the sharing parts of the skin-democracy and playing the game of the freedom fighters while not really working the cause. So the long-con is some of the FDC leadership roles right now, only patching the hurt, but not trying to rebuild.

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The Defiance Campaign was about defying the Movement… something that the FDC didn’t do, which is complicated and also lacking of moral support from the FDC while he was serving time in Moroto and Luzira. They might show up to gates of the prison and even say publicly that they condemn the Police Force actions against the democratic and rights to assemble as an opposition party.

So the plan of Defiance wasn’t supposed to be one-man band, Besigye wasn’t supposed to carry it on his own. Besigye weren’t alone as we could see youths, P-10 Groups and FDC-Diaspora we’re supportive efforts. You had and still have Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Gen. David Sejusa. Still, they have very few others who have been under fire at the same level without trading their souls, there is Ingrid Turinawe and Doreen Nyanjura has fought battles without much to gain.

That the silence in general should be worrying as the Police Force are continuing to battle with Besigye, his house is still besieged and the man is monitored every movement. If he breaks the barrier and creates public excitement, than it’s straight into detention or police brutality cases towards the crowds that surge the man.

Besigye should be free, the country should be free, but the silence isn’t saving anything. The silence has settled the defiance campaign and the mentality of the defiance agenda. They didn’t build momentum enough to stop the daily life and hurt the business of the movement. The defiance didn’t stop the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from collecting VAT or stop exports of fuel. The Defiance didn’t stop the UPDF from getting new recruits or any other possible monetary deficiency the campaign could do. Just like the shops stopping trading as the shop-keepers we’re even detained for doing so, because it hurt the taxation and trade that the Movement needs to run their merry-go-round of graft and embezzlement of public funds.

The Defiance could have worked if the FDC and Besigye had gotten the momentum and had the public will behind them, not the half-ready pile of work, sort of like the way the Police Force in Uganda picks up intelligence as they see fit in forged police case. The FDC could have used the anger and frustration of the public, the citizens who feel used.

So the May Protest this year we’re starting of profound messages that the citizens we’re on the road of pressing the government. So much we’re ready as they remembered the recent thieving of their future from the Movement yet again, the wounds we’re fresh. Still the army had been in the streets, the Police Force we’re targeting the opposition and also civil society offices we’re attacked.

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The people shouldn’t be silenced as the Christmas season are in line, the FDC cannot carry this alone, not that all of them wanted the defiance; they wanted the easy compliance life of the pseudo-opposition instead of a fighting defying organization that could get rid of the militarized movement that been running it since the 1980s. That should be KEY. That should be the goal of the FDC; instead many went into legitimizing it.

So the silenced is understandable, Besigye and his trials cannot be of only him and it isn’t, but it is many who has given in and went back to business-as-usual. Besigye could have more support from the FDC NEC, but he hasn’t. They don’t have the backbone and the wish to succeed. They gave in when it was going against the grain. They we’re risking it all and couldn’t. While Besigye is again under a “treason” charge as others who are questioning the Movement; the others are walking free and without any Court Orders in their name.

It’s not like the man who took the power by the gun want to leave silent or let it go easy, he fought a brutal bush-war. Now he has a big-army and guerrillas of M23, Museveni got allies of USA and Russia dropping arms in his favour so he can suppress his people. Citizens can fight this, but they cannot only rely on Besigye. Besigye only has power if the people are behind him. If the people are working with to dismantle the regime, but the silent obedient citizens are changing an illegitimate regime. Civil disobedience and systematic effort to discontinue the regime would be true defying the Movement. Instead the silence is what is running the tides as 2017 are coming around the corner. Peace.

Resistance Movement’s Police Force is now defying Court-Order as they still trespass on Besigye’s Compound!

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The Kasangati State House or “Benghazi” well known as the compound and farm of Dr. Kizza Besigye that has been under siege by the Police since before the polling day in February 2016. The Place in Wakiso that has been continuously in the news as the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has been in the court-rooms ever since.

The National Resistance Movement under leadership of President Yoweri Museveni and IGP Kale Kayihura has ordered the home to be besieged and house-arrest him as the problematic opposition figure creates havoc every-time he steps outside his home.

They have trespassed for a long time, as the charges against him as been passing along with time. While the courts hasn’t come close to produce a case worth reading or filing affidavits that are spicy enough to cross-sections the laws that Besigye supposed to breach. These forged cases have given reasons for the Police Force to stay and besiege his home.

So the Police Force is not following the Constitution of the Republic. As they are now defying the Court orders. The Police Force that has together with the Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma interim order even stated: “An interim order doth issue against the 1st [Forum for Democratic Change] and 2nd [Kizza Besigye] respondents, their agents officials, supporters or any other person acting under their authority from engaging in demonstrations, processions, other public meetings, media campaigns or pronouncements including but not limited to the planned demonstration or procession scheduled for 5th of May 2016 or any other day in furtherance of the defiance campaigning pending hearing and determination of the main application for temporary injunction” (Kavuma, Stephen, 2016).

So the Defiance Campaign shut down the FDC and the Party Organization for nearly two months after the election as they scheduled arranged to confiscate the Headquarters and stopped their activity. There was also detaining the leaders and party members because of the Defiance Campaign.

It’s ironic that the Police Force are now resisting the authority of the Kasangati Magistrate Court order of the 24th November 2016 that indicated the house arrest of Besigye as unconstitutional. Therefore the Police Force is now in defiance of the law they are to uphold. So the IGP Kayihura who has spoken for a point of time

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The first her was an question as the IGP Kayihura during the campaign trial:

What is your reaction to FDC presidential Kizza Besigye’s campaign of defiance?

The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued a statement condemning that position. You cannot eat your cake and have it. On the one hand, you cannot defy the law and then you want to take advantage of the law. The assumption is that you have conceded to the Constitution of the country and put yourself under the body of laws that govern the country. When you simultaneously say you defy the law, that is untenable. If he keeps on making statements of defiance, I believe EC will have to act and they will ask us for support” (Election.co.ug – ‘Interview: Kayihura talks about Ntungamo, Gulu clashes’ 02.01.2016 Link: http://www.elections.co.ug/new-vision/election/1413945/interview-kayihura-talks-about-ntungamo-gulu-clashes#sthash.HfjjCBOu.dpuf ).

IGP Kayihura himself said in January 2016 to the press: “On the one hand, you cannot defy the law and then you want to take advantage of the law”.  He himself apparently does that without any precaution or care, as he defies the constitution to monitor and control the problem of the Museveni; Besigye who doesn’t go silently away into dust.

That Kayihura has proven defiance himself when he didn’t show up in court as he was scheduled to appear to answer for the police brutality. This is ironic as he upholds the law, but defies it himself. Besigye has to follow the law, but his police can defy and be in defiance of the constitution and the law as they please. That is impunity and is nonsense.

The Resistance Movement has a Security Organization that defies the laws created by them. They do not respect the laws, the constitution or justice. The rule of law is now defined by the Police who resist and defy the penal codes and others laws that set the standard for rule of law. So the value of the liberty and justice system has only a value if it is equal for all. Right now the levels of defiance and resistance are now in the hands of the Police.

Not the people defying the draconian laws or unjust behaviour of the state that are continuing to strain the public as the grievances for the unjust acts of the Police Force. They are now not the ones that is the keepers of the law in Uganda.

When a Police Commander and such are defying the principals of the state, the justice and the laws that they are in-charge of, when they doesn’t consider ruling and verdicts in court. Than the laws are a wasteland and a free-for-all. The Police can then take the laws into their own hands instead of following the codes.

That is what they are doing. The Police defying the court order in Kasangati prove what sort of state Uganda now is in. And it is not beautiful, it’s dark and the tides for change have to come. Because the Resistance Movement has Defiance Police Force now. Long live the IRONY! Peace.

Nabweru Magistrate Court verdicts the Police Arrest of Dr. Besigye during Presidential Election as Unlawful (24.11.2016)

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Police Impunity: Dr. Besigye from Prayers for Kasese at Najjakumbi to be towed by Police home to Kasangati!

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Earlier in the day the Forum for Democratic Change had prayers at their headquarters of Najjankumbi in Kampala. Where the Party we’re holding a prayer meeting for the Kasese Clashes.

As that happen this was reported happening at the HQ:

“The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kizza has said that Museneni himself and his son Muhoozi gave orders to massacre people in kasese. Muhoozi camped and stationed the command post at Margaretta hotel in Kasese. Kizza made this revelation while addressing a congregation at the prayers for the people of Kssese who lost their lives in the recent clash. The prayers have been organised at FDC head office Najjanankumbi today Thursday” (Francis Bahene Tumwekwasize, 01.12.2016).

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With this in mind he travelled from Najjankumbi to a meeting. This was not verified by the Police Force under orders from Regional Police Commander Geoffrey Kahebwa where FDC leaders had a meeting at Katonga Road. They suddenly came around and started to tow the car, which they did from the Katonga Road until Kasangati and the compound of Dr. Kizza Besigye. The other FDC Leadership tried to explain the RDC about the meeting, but they didn’t care, as they continue do what they do.

Updated: Dr Kizza Besigye comments – “The recovery truck that towed me from town got stuck at home!! Now, a Mamba APC has come to tow it away- God’s case?? Prayers work!!” 

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We can see what they do! How they operate and what they do with their own. This is a continued humiliation from the NRM regime towards Besigye and his FDC, because they cannot accept his popularity and his will of defying them. They cannot control him and own him like they own the ones they pocket.

FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye is not a free man or having rights or justice, only when the Police Officers looking a blind eye, but if he tries to do too much, as going to the bank or going to meetings with fellow supporters in Central Uganda he could be detained and arrested at any moment. Peace.

Kizza Besigye’s document on Police ‘Acknowledgement of Prisoner’s Property’ (16.11.2016)

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Besigye tear-gassed and still arrested at Kiira Road Police Station!

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As he earlier in the day left the Nakawa Magistrate Court and drove further down Gyaza Road, the Police incepted him as the crowds around his. As usual the Police starting towing the White Van from the area and unto the compound of the Kiira Road Police Station. Something that has dozen times in past and not the first, nor the last time Dr. Kizza Besigye, the nemesis of Museveni will end there.

So the Kampala Metropolitan Police has decided to let him be in his cars for ours. Not allowed to leave it or let anybody see him. As the Police Officers in and around their compound has tear-gassed the area. Which means that they have tear-gassed Dr. Kizza Besigye and the people around the Police Station. This all has happen without any indication of the crime or reason for the day’s arrest of Besigye. Another proof of the ignorant belligerent Police Force currently working under President Museveni.

Stop the Police Brutality and nonsense! Peace.

Besigye again at Nakawa Court pending the Treason Charge; later in the day detained at Kiira Road as well!

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The nonsense courtship of Dr. Kizza Besigye continues as he was towed from Uganda House to the Courtroom, because valid reasoning for the Police Force at this point, is actually pointless. They just keep his house under siege and house-arrested without warrants and without fresh charges, in the view of the Political Sphere right now, Besigye is guilty for existing.

Therefore his quote in court after being charged in May 13th 2016 by the State Attorney with the Treason Charge section 23 under the Penal Code Act by the powerful D/SSP Mark Odongo of Moroto Magistrate Court. The days he we’re airlifted from Kampala in the midst of darkness while the President Museveni we’re making ready for his Swearing-In Ceremony in bliss lights of dictators at Kololo. Oh Gee, since May the Courts have bounced Besigye more around than Mario Ballotelli have scored this year in the French League.

So when Dr. Kizza Besigye says this, it’s within his right:

“Its now six months since I was arrested but up to now the state has not found the case against me, this court should have dismissed this case if it has powers to do so. I’m not coming back to this court, when they are done with the investigation they can inform me, they know my address or if they want they can arrest me and put me in until they finish their investigations” Dr. Kizza Besigye

President Museveni is now continuing his impunity towards his fellow Opposition, because he knows that he is not popular and has to silence them. The indication is from the rallies recently around up-country where the masses have showed giant support for Besigye and his struggle, which at this is all of theirs.

IGP Kale Kayihura can continue to be the laughingstock and the FBI honorary Police Officer, but his acts is vicious and show of the level of disgrace towards common-sense and justice towards a citizen, who just happen to question the legitimacy of Museveni’s overstaying Presidency.

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As he left for his home in Kasangati, the Police Van took him to the Kiira Road Police Station, as the crowds on Gyaza Roads circulated his car. Which makes the Dictator Museveni sneeze. So the Police had to arrest him again and surely will write him off with a “Procession” charge of some kind, I guess, because that is their M.O.

Peace.

Besigye’s “Treason Charge” adjourned to mid-November 2016; Waiting indefinite to Sentence him as they are silencing the People’s President through another day of Mock-Court!

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Just as we are talking today we’re in mid-October and the Presidential Election are already months away and the Treason charge continues to linger over the life Forum for Democratic Change Dr. Kizza Besigye. He had to today again had to pass out of his home in Kasangati, that has been besieged around the weekend and been detained without reason or charge during the Independence Day, he was that together with many of the FDC leaders and FDC Youth League who we’re captured like their we’re doing co-operated effort to directly undermine the authorities, instead of celebrating the Nation 54 years of Independence from the United Kingdom and their British Empire.

Well, let’s be clear that is not cool, no matter what excuse the poor excuse for a man called AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi displays of meagre character and use of laws that makes CP Fred Enaga into a legend of spin-control. That says more about the Police Force disposition as the carrier of rule of law and instead their work to institutionalize their oppressive behaviour against the Political Party and their Defiance Campaign.

Today as the Treason Charged man called Besigye we’re passing through from his homestead towards the Nakawa Court. He we’re blocked at Sheraton Hotel as the Police Force wouldn’t even let him answer to the call of a case that the DPP Mike Chibita hasn’t been able to carry out the collection of evidence or credible courtship for Besigye. The Treason Charge against Besigye we’re filed on the 13th May 2016 from the CID Headquarters of the Police Force, the noble man charging him we’re D/SSP Mark Odong. He must surely be remembered for signing of on this nonsense as the loyal muppet he is for the NRM Regime. Here are the words that Besigye said on the Court-Steps of Nakawa today!

Besigye addressing the Press today:

”I am about to protest coming to this court, I will continue fulfilling my conditions of bail on the same case. When they are ready they will call. It’s been more than 5 months since o was arrested and there is still no case that they have to present against me”.
Again: Nakawa court adjourned the treason case to 16th November 2016. Postponing the case indefinite to make his life in the limbo and courting him like they have done for years for charges under the Walk to Work, even in Kabale Court, which still in 2016 is not yet finished or even sentencing on year upon end; the phony charges and court games are used to silence and stop the Opposition leader from having capacity to live normal and work as a political figure against Mzee. That is the plan all along.

Sorry, wange, sorry brother; it’s enough, your gig is up. Please stop the Mock-Courts, the Kangaroo Courts and the misuse of funds to save face. Wait, the Ugandan Government cannot get enough money to keep the upkeep of Makerere University Hospital or Electricity at times for Mulago Referral Hospital, while the President has funds to buy new Russian Helicopter to his expansive US aided army. Peace.

Uganda Human Rights Commission: “Re: Complaint No. CTR/13/2016 Dr. Kizza Besigye Kifefe and Attorney General” (05.10.2016)

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