Uganda opposition leader freed on bail

Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye gives evidence during his trial for treason in Kampala, on May 18, 2016Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was granted bail Tuesday in his ongoing treason trial in the capital Kampala. High Court judge Wilson Musene granted the former presidential candidate bail during a hearing on Tuesday morning. Besigye was arrested in May and charged with treason after releasing a video in which he held a mock swearing-in ceremony to protest what he claims was a fraudulent election in February, won by President Yoweri Museveni.

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