The women say it is not fair to keep Besigye under house arrest as it distorts his freedom as a person. The women who carried placards and chanted FDC slogans demanded the unconditional release of Besigye.
Led by Mariam Kizito, they said the government should do something about the escalating prices of commodities in the country. She says Besigye chose to walk because he could not afford the high prices of commodities and was showing his dissatisfaction.
“He [Besigye] chose to walk because he could not afford the high prices of commodities in this country. That could be the reason the police are saying he should be indoors,” Kizito said.
He asked police to release their leader from house arrest
The deputy secretary-general of FDC, Harold Kaija, added his voice to these women’s pleas. He asked police to release their leader from house arrest and also remove security deployment around his home.
“We had a court order about five years ago which said it is illegal to keep Dr. Besigye [under house arrest] by the police. But you wonder these poor men in uniform beating poor men who are hungry for the benefit of the rich men not in uniform and not hungry,” he said.
Police arrested the leader of the People’s Front for Transition pressure group, Besigye on Thursday last week, a few meters away from his residence in Kasangati, Wakiso district.
This was after he attempted to demonstrate against the high commodity prices in the country. Yesterday, during a press conference, Fred Enanga, police Spokesperson said they can’t let Besigye go on with demonstrations.
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