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Court halts Besigye’s defiance campaign

Uganda Anti-riot police officers stop a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)l challenger Kizza Besigye (C) during the campaigns. Court has stopped his defiance campaign.
Uganda Anti-riot police officers stop a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)l and Kizza Besigye march in February. Court has stopped his defiance campaign. AFP PHOTO

The Uganda Constitutional Court has Friday evening issued an interim order barring opposition leader Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) or any of his agents from organizing any procession or carrying on with their “defiance campaign” until a Constitutional case that was filed by Government is determined.

 

Government argued in front of Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma that the ‘Defiance’ campaign as an attempt to take power by unconstitutional means.

Deputy Attorney General of Uganda Mwesigwa Rukutana said calls for an “Audit are an affront to sovereignty and you can’t use civil liberties to promote defiance and overthrow constitutional order.”

Court also stopped all proceedings in a pending case between the Dr  Besigye and the Attorney General at the High Court and another between  Dr Besigye and the Inspector General of Police at Nabweru Court pending  the hearing and determination of the main application for a temporary  injunction.

COURT DOCUMENTS via @sdkafeero

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FDC responds on twitter

There was an immediate response to the order from the Forum For Democracy (FDC) camp via @kizzabesigye1

 

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