Opposition leader freed after 2 months in prison
Uganda’s main opposition leader has been freed after spending two months in jail over treason charges.
A Ugandan judge freed Kizza Besigye on bail Tuesday, rejecting prosecutors’ calls for him to be remanded indefinitely until his case is concluded.
He waved to chanting supporters in a packed courtroom when the judge ordered his release.
Besigye told reporters that he did not know how long his freedom would last.
He insists he won a presidential election held in February. According to official results, the longtime president, Yoweri Museveni, won with over 60 percent of the votes.