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Uganda opposition leader charged with treason: lawyer

Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye arrives at a polling station to vote in his home town of Rukungiri on February 18, 2016Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason Friday at a court in the north-eastern Karamoja region where he was taken after his latest arrest, his lawyers said. Besigye has disputed President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in February’s election and has been under house arrest for much of the time since. “We have been informed by police today that Besigye appeared in court in Moroto and was charged with treason,” lawyer Erias Lukwago told AFP.

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