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Opposition leader Besigye transferred to Luzira Prison

By Betty Amamukirori

Added 16th May 2016 02:40 PM

The court has also transferred Besigye’s file to the Chief Registrar for re-allocation to another court.

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Dr. Besigye leaving Moroto court

The court has also transferred Besigye’s file to the Chief Registrar for re-allocation to another court.

Moroto Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise, on Monday afternoon granted the State permission to transfer opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye from Moroto to Luzira Prisons.

The court has also transferred Besigye’s file to the Chief Registrar for re-allocation to another court.

The application presented by Moroto Resident State Attorney, Gerald Amaro, was based on four grounds: That the state had intelligence information that some dissidents planned an attack on the Moroto Prison to take away Besigye; and that the offences against Besigye were committed between Kampala and Wakiso, so he needed to be in a court near the witnesses in the matter.

Other reasons were that more accused persons to be joined on Besigye's file live in Kampala and Wakiso districts; and that Besigye being a former presidential candidate deserved to be remanded in a prison with better facilities in Luzira.

The court granted the application at about 12:30pm and the accused person was immediately airlifted from Moroto.

 

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