March 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of unlawful assembly stemming from an incident at a protest last week. Besigye and other protesters were arrested last week after a police officer was killed while attempting to disperse the crowd. Besigye denies ...[read more]
August 9, 2011
by Chris Morris
A Ugandan court Tuesday acquitted opposition leader Kizza Besigye of charges of rioting and inciting violence. Besigye was arrested earlier this year in connection with protests against rising food and fuel costs. The protests were known as the "Walk to Work" protests because participants ...[read more]
April 18, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested Monday in connection with protests against increasing food and fuel costs. Bloomberg reports Besigye was detained during the protest, while Al Jazeera reports Besigye was arrested on his way to the protest. Besigye has been charged with rioting... ...[read more]
October 12, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Uganda's Constitutional Court on Tuesday unanimously dismissed treason charges against opposition leader Kizza Besigye and 10 co-defendants, ruling that there was insufficient evidence and that the state had violated the defendants' rights. Besigye had been charged with plotting to forcefully ...[read more]
March 28, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled Thursday that bail is not a constitutional right, but also found that holding a person in police custody for more than 48 hours without charge is a violation of human rights. The finding overturns sections of several Ugandan laws, including the Trial and ...[read more]
June 4, 2007
by Michael Sung
The treason trial of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye and ten other opposition members resumed Monday, after a year-long delay following the voluntary withdrawal of two judges. Besigye, who has been charged with plotting to forcefully overthrow the Ugandan government between 2001 and 2004, ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by D. Wes Rist
Leading Wednesday's international brief, Uganda's second key witness in the treason case against opposition leader Kizza Besigye has admitted to perjury under cross-examination by Besigye's lawyers. Migadde Ssemakula, who claims he is a lieutenant with Uganda's intelligence gathering... ...[read more]
April 27, 2006
by D. Wes Rist
Leading Thursday's international brief, Uganda's chief prosecutor Simon Byabakama Mugenyi told the High Court where opposition leader Kizza Besigye is being tried on treason charges that files detailing the intelligence gathering efforts against Besigye have been misplaced. Mugen... ...[read more]
April 7, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Ruling on petition by Kizza Besigye challenging the presidential election of 23 February 2006 in which President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared elected, Uganda Supreme Court, April 6, 2006.Text:The Petitioner, Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, who was one of the candidates in the Presidential ...[read more]
April 6, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The Ugandan Supreme Court has ruled by a vote of 4-3 against a challenge to the February 23 presidential elections which allowed President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power. The challenge and request for a re-election was brought by opposition candidate Kizza Besigye and his party, the Forum for ...[read more]

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