Ugandan presidential challenger Kizza Besigye released

February 18, 2016 9:41 pm
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Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye arrives at a polling station to vote in his home town of Rukungiri, on February 18, 2016/AFP
Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye arrives at a polling station to vote in his home town of Rukungiri, on February 18, 2016/AFP
KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 18 – Uganda’s top presidential challenger Kizza Besigye was released after being briefly detained by police on Thursday as polls closed, one of his lawyers told AFP.

“He has been released without charge and taken home,” said his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi.

Besigye, who is the strongest among President Yoweri Museveni’s seven challengers, was arrested when checking on allegations of vote-rigging by the ruling party.

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