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Besigye produced at Kasangati Court

By Farooq Kasule

Added 17th June 2016 10:48 AM

The Chief Magistrates Court on June 1st issued the production warrant to Luzira Prison authorities

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Dr. Kizza Besigye in the dock

The Chief Magistrates Court on June 1st issued the production warrant to Luzira Prison authorities

Prisons authorities have produced former FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye at Kasangati Magistrates Court amid tight security this morning.

This follows a production warrant issued by grade one magistrate Freddy Egesa Achoka to produce Besigye to answer charges of disobeying lawful police orders.

The gates at the court have been closed and people without proper identification were not admitted entrance.

Besigye arrived at the court and was kept inside a maroon prisons bus as he waited to enter court.

The Chief Magistrates Court in Nakawa on June 1st issued the production warrant to Luzira Prison authorities to produce Besigye on June 1st.

Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Kabanda issued the warrant to compel prison officers to present Besigye for mention of his case.

 

 

 

 

Photos by Wilfred Sanya

"I have listened to the submissions of prosecution and their application, the accused is not present in court yet he was supposed to be produced today for mention of his case. I therefore issue a production warrant for his appearance," he ordered.

Issuance of the production warrant by the magistrate was prompted by Senior Principal State Prosecutor; Lino Anguzu, who told court that Besigye, was not produced in court because of a specific security threat.

He also made an application for the transfer of the case from Nakawa Court to Luzira Court which has since been declined.

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