The U.S. Embassy calls again on Ugandan authorities to release Dr. Kizza Besigye from house arrest and to permit him to travel freely. We note that Dr. Besigye has been under near continuous police detention since the February 18 election, has not been charged with any crime, and was denied his constitutional right to participate in the February 24 elections.
We further call upon Uganda authorities to cease and desist from any further harassment or intimidation of members of the opposition, such as the reported arrests of FDC party agents. Officials of all parties, including the opposition, must be allowed to provide their leadership with polling data collected during the vote, free from intimidation or threat of detention, in accordance with international norms and the principles of a democratic society.
We are also deeply concerned by the Electoral Commission’s delay in releasing polling data. This, along with Dr. Besigye’s detention and arrest of party agents, has inhibited citizens’ ability to verify vote tallies and potentially challenge the election results in court within the constitutionally mandated ten-day period.
We expect the Ugandan authorities to uphold the rights of all of their citizens, regardless of political affiliation, and allow the opposition to play a legitimate role in the country’s politics. We further expect all parties to refrain from actions or rhetoric that may lead to violence and to resolve their disputes peacefully.
Today the Police and the Army went into fully fledge attack on a tried to retire army general in his home. First the Military Police jumped over the walls into his home and surrounded his home in Naguru near Kololo in Kampala.
Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza is hours later taken by the Military Police to Makindye Barracks. He was taken in a convoy of ten cars and driven away from his home to the barracks.
This here proves the level of insecurities the government is working under, or is it trying to hide from the fact the proof of the stop-over in Kigali of the Ethiopian Airline Plane that was supposed to travel directly from South Africa to Entebbe? It is not hard to see why this news will shut it down, though we know Museveni has a grudge towards Gen. Sejusa for a while since he will not stay in the fold and be loyal to him. This will shut down his messages and talks with Free Uganda and Uganda Youth Platform as he has done in the recent years. Therefore he will stay silent while being detain in the Makindye Military Prison.
Gen. David Sejusa message from the Makindye Military Barracks:
“Let me make it clear my people this struggle is wide than you think even above myself arresting me doesn’t mean i’m not wired stop third world revolutions lets match,if we drop you in a sea or ocean a submarine can’t detect you….. style up i’m still in Uganda and change is coming just know Muhoozi the son to dictator Museveni and family are in charge with Salim Saleh on my detention but Uganda doesn’t want to know.For Gen.Kayihura on my siege i will give him a job after this struggle. My whole body is chipped Detention Technology Transmitter – I’m wired to a Palm Pilot and GPS landsat transducer for satellite remote sensing and telemetry you are yet to get my spinning live footage at ARSO special US Embassy NOC desk.The UK royal guards have sent a warm message but StateHouse Micheal Kalungi is on board”