Uganda opposition leader stripped by police

A video has surfaced showing opposition leader Zainab Fatuma being roughed up and stripped by police before being bundled onto a waiting police van.

It is reported that members of the Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) National Executive Committee led by Kizza Besigye were travelling to western Uganda for a party function when they were ambushed by police, roughed up and detained for hours.

Some of those arrested were released only after the intervention of foreign diplomats who are closely monitoring the rapidly deteroriating political situation in Uganda.

Police in Rukungiri where Besigye was scheduled to hold a rally reportedly arrested people who were pasting posters of the FDC flag bearer.

The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has condemned the manner in which police arrested Fatuma, saying they acted unconstitutionally.

ULS’s President Ruth Sebatindira has said that the police must now bring the perpetrators to book.

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