Op­po­si­tion leader freed af­ter 2 months in prison

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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.

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