Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been "charged with treason"

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been charged with treason, the country’s Daily Monitor newspaper is reporting.

He was arrested ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration yesterday for a controversial fifth term in office.

The Forum for Democratic Change leader denounced Mr Museveni’s victory in February’s election as a “sham” and held his own mock swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.

His wife told the BBC yesterday that she had no idea where the authorities had taken him after his arrest and she had heard a rumour that he’d been flown to the north-east of the country.

The Daily Monitor says that he is indeed in the north-eastern Karamoja region, remanded in custody at the Moroto government prison until 25 May for a court appearance.

Source: BBC Africa

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