Besigye makes appearance at High Court as part of bail requirements (Youtube-Clip)

“Crowds followed the Former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye shortly after reporting to the High-court’s Criminal Division to fulfill one of the conditions court set for his bail on release.
This is the first time Besigye is reporting back before the court’s deputy Registrar since his release on bail on the 12th of this month by Highcourt Judge Masalu Musene” (NTV Uganda, 2016)

Remmy Bhati interviews Besigye: “Besigye’s social life in Prison” (Youtube-Clip)

Kizza Besigye addresses press at FDC’s headquarters in Najjanankumbi (Youtube-Clip)

“Kizza Besigye: Before my arrest, I had been under illegal detention at my house in Kasangati for quite a while. He says police is “incompetent” despite the resources they “waste”. Says he defied acts of impunity when he escaped to town

Kizza Besigye narrates his arrest ordeal:

– I was taken first to Nalufenya in Jinja from where I was removed and taken to Moroto.

– In Moroto, strange things happened. All inmates were transferred to other police stations. I was the only inmate at the CPS.

– Counter-terrorism unit officers (the ones who wear black uniforms) were in charge of the Moroto CPS while I was there.

– I was in Moroto CPS for two nights before being charged on the third day.

– At Moroto CPS, the cell door was left open. At night, I noticed some movements. The fellow was masked but he rushed out.

– Charging me in Moroto was irregular. When I was brought to Nakawa, that is why I was charged again for the same case.

Kizza Besigye: Those of us who chose to oppose must know the dictator’s wrath will be directed towards us. Arrest. Torture. And sometimes death. Whenever I am arrested, I am at ease with myself. I am always psychologically prepared for arrest and torture. I am never stressed.

Dr. Kizza Besigye: Biggest challenge is when you are still in police custody. Police is a direct extension of the dictator. It’s his arm.

I was relieved when I was taken from Moroto CPS and taken to the prison. Biggest challenge with our prisons is overcrowding. Besigye: At Moroto Prison, we were 174 inmates in a not-very-sizeable ward. At night, every space was occupied

Kizza Besigye: Prison orders for prisoners on remand aren’t fault of prison officials but fault of the law which dates back to the colonial times. These prison orders dating back to colonial times are unconstitutional. They must change.

Kizza Besigye: Prison orders for prisoners on remand aren’t fault of prison officials but fault of the law which dates back to the colonial times. These prison orders dating back to colonial times are unconstitutional. They must change.

Kizza Besigye: In Moroto where I was held, there hadn’t been a hearing for any criminal case in over 2 years. This is serious and it needs to change. The judiciary is underfunded. The money is spent by these Kifeesi you see running and bludgeoning citizens

Kizza Besigye: I commend the Uganda Red Cross, especially the International Red Cross. They have made the lives of inmates bearable by providing basics

Kizza Besigye: There are those remanded on minister’s orders; you are on remand until the minister orders your release or commits you to be tried. Some people have been in prison on minister’s orders for 20 years. This needs to stop.

Kizza Besigye: Sometimes, police go to prisons and take out suspects illegally for interrogation. Some are taken up country

Kizza Besigye: I thank all those who came to visit me in prison. Going to visit any prisoner in Luzira is not an easy matter. You pass through five check points. At some, you are undressed and deprived of basic dignity. You must set aside a whole day

Kizza Besigye: Some people are saying I have put on weight. I have been eating a lot without doing much. I tried doing some exercises

KIzza Besigye: The struggle we are in is not to simply get a new government i.e. replace NRM with FDC. We want to change our country. We want to change our country from a country where leaders are masters and the would-be masters, the citizens, are subjects

Kizza Besigye: We have criminals masquerading under the police. The institution of the police must be a different institution. Greatest of our policemen, soldiers are very unhappy with what’s happening. That is why we won at polling stations where they voted

Kizza Besigye: We want a country of masters, not subjects. We want a country where leaders are servants. In the country we’re working for, government institutions must be of the people not of the master/dictator.

Kizza Besigye: Ugandan citizens who are masters of this country are just being given handouts. There is a war between the rulers and the citizens. That is why they beat up the citizens. The regime sees citizens as enemies

Kizza Besigye: What happened in the last election wasn’t mere stealing of votes but a coup d’etat against the voters. People who want us to join the government in the name of serving Ugandans, serve them under which framework?” (NBS Live, 13.07.2016)

Besigye Excites Crowds on His Way to Najjanankumbi (Youtube-Clip)

Dr. Kizza Besigye statement after release on bail from Luzira (12.07.2016)

Besigye Kasangati 12.07.2016

Praise be to God! I am glad to be back home after two months in detention! I am free for now but I can never be really free until our country is free.

I am grateful to all of you who braved the war-like atmosphere around High Court to attend the court proceedings.

I am grateful to all who enthusiastically welcomed me back along the way home & at our home, the unprecedented police brutality towards you notwithstanding.

I’d like to thank greatly all who visited me in prison; all who have been praying for me; and all who’ve courageously sustained the struggle for a free Uganda.

I am grateful to the excellent legal team that fights hard to ensure my freedom.

I’ll be appearing at Nakawa Court at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 11th July as required. Thereafter, I’ll address the press at the FDC Hqs, Najjanankumbi, at 11am.

The struggle continues and, without any doubt, we shall overcome!

Besigye is free, but I got a strange feeling…

Besigye High Courts 12.07.2016

“Do not fear them, this is our country” – Dr. Kizza Besigye

A hunch, a smidge of interest and a worry as this is a sign of what to come. This is not a token of goodwill from the state, the state under President Museveni will continue to pound on Dr. Kizza Besigye; something he has done so frequently since he left the NRM back-in-the-day. The 100 Million bonds from High Court proves that State Officials and the Government backed sanctions we’re a façade, a high rise with empty rooms and not a functioning building.

Today is a weird day, supposed to be celebrating, but parts of me is feeling that the Courtships and harassment will thrive, as his stage and place is countering the legitimacy of under the current leadership. It’s the true color of smacking the fist to the table and feeling the pain of actually doing so. I am supposed to be happy that the Nobel politician and freedom fighter is released after months behind bars in Luzira Maximum Prison on phony charges, I should be happy that Judge Wilson Musalu Musene gave him a hefty bail. Still the Treason Charge is still on him and not entirely free, he still have to fight the case, one court date at the time every second week starting 26th of July 2016. So the Government and Lawyers and State Prosecution is still working on the matter and finalizing the evidence of the conspiracy.

Besigye Heroes welcome

Why we know that authorities does in these occasions by now:

“A traffic gridlock is building up in Kampala Central District for the second day running. Several roads leading to and around the high court in the heart of Kampala have again been closed by the police ahead of the ruling on the bail application” (88.2 Sanyu FM, 12.07.2016). As there are even reports after the hearing and the scheduled driving home through Central Kampala as people wanted to greet the battled politician who we’re driving home, the Police had to beat on the public to get them away from the car and the areas surrounding it. The famous “Koboko Squad” they are nicknamed.

The truth for matter it is, the house in Kasangati, just by pictures of his release home. Proves that Kasangati Police Force have been put in regard of the situation and I am sure that Police Commander James Kawalya are prepared with all the tools as his disposal, as they would not totally grant his freedom, even if the General Election is over and the “Business as Usual”. Though they, the NRM and President Museveni have the problem of legitimate rule as long as Besigye is around and questioning them.

What sure will happen on one point is that his staged freedom from the Government, will become so much that he will detain him at Naggalama Police Station or Kiira Road Police Station, before the sunrise that particular day as the nuances of crowds and cheering public when he passes by, just as seen today. The friction between the public and the police are also vivid as the second nicknamed police “Kifeesi Police” is around and violating their rights as there are beating and harassing citizens who comes to greet the People’s President.

Besigye Kasangati 12.07.2016

We can now ask ourselves, in honest approach, even with a little happiness as the waiting for his release from unsolicited detention as a suspect of treason. What will be the next verdict and the next way for the government to torment the man and arch-nemesis of Museveni? Because it is about time and effort from the Executive to take man down and trying to break, even if it has failed a hundred times already.

I wish it would not happen and that true justice would prevail, if so the man would be residing and be the man who runs the State House at Nakasero and in Entebbe. But alas that is not the equation right now, as the stolen country and stolen funds are in the hands of gun-loving President who has no fear and no quarrel to lie and deceive to keep the power he remains. The question just happen to be, by what force and to what extent does the Police Force and Army plan to continue their Post-Election Modus Operandi and to what degree?

He has his momentary freedom back and greeted by his supporters, but for how long. How long will the authorities, accept the conundrum and let it be. What will the Army infused NRM do to the greatest dissidents and his loyal cadres? That they haven’t already done and what level of oppression against the already hard-battled and destructive political games from the Executive? We can just question, but in the next few days the picture will be clear, and the obvious result is that somewhere will Besigye be behind bars and inside a Police Station, while waiting to be sanctioned his God given freedom, yet again. Peace.   

Dr. Kizza Besigye Bail Papers from High Court 12.07.2016

Besigye Bond Paper 12.07.2016 P1Besigye Bond Paper 12.07.2016 P2

Uganda Police Force Charge Vs. Dr. Kizza Besigye (Ref: CIDHQTRS/E/094/2016) – Charge of Treason from Moroto Magistrate Court!

KB Charge May 2016 P1KB Charge May 2016 P2