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Uganda opposition leader Besigye back in police custody

February 22
08:47 2016

Uganda's main opposition leader was held by officers on Monday at a police station outside the capital after being taken from his home where he had been under house arrest. Kizza Besigye has rejected the results of Thursday's election won by veteran President Yoweri Museveni, and called on his supporters to join a protest march to the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala on Monday. A police spokesman said Besigye was being held at the Nagalama police station around 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the capital under "preventative arrest".

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