admin | February 8, 2016
A military general who opposes Uganda’s longtime president was arrested ahead of this month’s presidential elections.
General David Sejusa, who has called President Yoweri Museveni a dictator, is being detained at a military barracks in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
His arrest is likely to raise tensions ahead of presidential elections on February 18.
The pro-democracy group, Free Uganda, said in a statement: “It is thought that the Museveni regime, which has ruled Uganda for nearly 30 years and may be facing defeat at the coming elections … has a plan to arrest top Uganda pro-democracy activists, like General Sejusa, so as to forestall possible mass uprising that is seen as inevitable should Museveni refuse to hand over power to the victorious political opposition.”
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Photo:In this Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014 file photo, General David Sejusa returns to the capital Kampala, Uganda. A military general who opposes Uganda’s longtime president was arrested ahead of presidential elections next month, his lawyer said Sunday Jan. 31, 2016. Credit: AP