Ugandan opposition leader arrested

Kampala, Uganda (CNN) — The leader of Uganda’s main opposition party was arrested Monday on unspecified charges by police ahead of a planned walk to protest sharp increases in inflation and commodity prices.Dr. Kizza Besigye was taken to the Kasangati police station and detained, authorities said.

Police spokeswoman Captain Judith Nabakooba said Besigye, who heads the Forum for Democratic Change party, was arrested while “walking from his home in a group” for charges “which are still under investigation, as well as previous cases against him.”

Last week, Besigye had to be taken to a hospital after he was hit in the hand, apparently by a rubber bullet fired by a member of the military police during a similar prote

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/18/uganda.arrest/

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