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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Uganda update: new military court charges and a media ban

Since my last post, "The facade of democracy slipping in Uganda," Museveni's unraveling has continued. Kizza Besigye, a major political rival who was set to appear before the High Court on charges of treason and rape, has now been charged by Uganda's military court. Even if the civilian High Court grants Besigye bail, he may still be held indefinitely on military charges.

In addition to banning pro-Besigye demonstrations in Kampala, the government has threatened to shut down any news organization discussing Besigye or the case before a decision is made.

Related news articles:

"Museveni rival in military court" BBC News
"Museveni defends rival's arrest" BBC News
"Blair attacks arrest of Ugandan opposition leader" Mail & Guardian

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