Kizza Besigye brutally arrested:Released without a charge

Kizza Besigye, the opposition leader for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was again arrested for the fourth time in as many days. This time, it was brutal. Brutal. Brutal….He was later released with no charge.

We go through a tough time as photographers to record events as they happen. Sometimes you even get emotional and sometimes you don’t.

These are assignments i find very exciting because it provides an opportunity to record not just historical images but events too. Today however, I got little bit emotional and sympathetic to Besigye and his supporters.

They were arrested in a manner I thought was quite inhumane. Remember what our constitutional says about such treatment.

“No person shall be subjected to any form of torture or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment,” Article 24, Constitution of the Republic of Uganda

Military Police rain on the streets of Kalerwe shortly before Kizza Besigye was arrested on April 28, 2011

Military Police rain on the streets of Kalerwe shortly before Kizza Besigye was arrested on April 28, 2011

Military rain on the streets shortly before Opposition leader, Kizza Besigye was arrested on April 28, 2011

Military rain on the streets shortly before Opposition leader, Kizza Besigye was arrested on April 28, 2011

Kizza Besigye waves to his supporters shortly before being arrested at Mulago round about on April 28, 2011

Kizza Besigye waves to his supporters shortly before being arrested at Mulago round about on April 28, 2011

Gilbert Arinaitwe from the Elite Brigade (not formal) of the Uganda Police smashes the windscreen of Kizza Besigye's car with the butt of a pistol before arresting him on April 28, 2011

Gilbert Arinaitwe from the Elite Brigade (not formal) of the Uganda Police smashes the windscreen of Kizza Besigye's car with the butt of a pistol before arresting him on April 28, 2011

After smashing the windscreen, Pepper Spray together with teargas was sprayed on Kizza Besigye before being arrested on April 28, 2011

After smashing the windscreen, Pepper Spray together with teargas was sprayed on Kizza Besigye before being arrested on April 28, 2011

Too much Pepper Spray rendered Kizza Besigye and some of his supporter helpless before being arrested on April 28, 2011

Too much Pepper Spray rendered Kizza Besigye and some of his supporter helpless before being arrested on April 28, 2011

......and he was pushed under a pick-up like a potato thief

......and he was pushed under a pick-up like a potato thief

Kizza Besigye's car after he was arrested at Mulago round about. He was released on police bond without any charge at Kasangati Magistrates court

Kizza Besigye's car after he was arrested at Mulago round about. He was released on police bond without any charge at Kasangati Magistrates court

Journalists took the law into their hands and manhandled a man masquerading as a journalist. He was whisked away by plane clothed security men

Journalists took the law into their hands and manhandled a man masquerading as a journalist. He was whisked away by plane clothed security men

One of the men who did everything to protect Kizza Besigye is arrested after being sprayed with cans and cans of teargas/Pepper spray

One of the men who did everything to protect Kizza Besigye is arrested after being sprayed with cans and cans of teargas/Pepper spray

The men who brutally arrested Kizza Besigye and his supporters. Their attachment is what i can't ascertain but talk out there thinks they are from Uganda’s anti-terrorism unit. (JATT).  One observation about these men is that they always tried to cover their faces from being captured on camera.

The men who brutally arrested Kizza Besigye and his supporters. Their attachment is what i can't ascertain but talk out there thinks they are from Uganda’s anti-terrorism unit. (JATT). One observation about these men is that they always tried to cover their faces from being captured on camera.


29 thoughts on “Kizza Besigye brutally arrested:Released without a charge

    • Nicole, God is in charge of this country and only HE knows where we are headed. He never lets his people down and so we pray HE delivers this country from the current challenge!

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  3. museveni olimazzi neko akasajja ko njaku kaata keekanafu ate kasabira rubaga ate kayina ekikaazi ekibi (ugly) and i know that rwandeese pig were it stays i will find it and kill it in no time they will send information that someone has kille it dont find another person Nze may name is NZEKENNYINI

  4. Uganda neither needs Museveni nor Besigye as president. Its funny how low Museveni can sink. One thing about this guy is, “He thinks he alone knows what’s best for Uganda and Ugandans. And he thinks everything thing Ugandans do is idiotic, in other words, he thinks he is God Send”. I don’t know whether the faggot too worried abou war crimes from the ICC, but surely, M7, time will come. Nobert Mao, I hope you rise to popularity during these 4 years, M7 won’t last long. Someone should offer him a John Kennedy sooner than later. M7 is so foccused on staying into power that’s why he has the most essential parts of that in his pocket. Army and Police. The country’s economy is so down. No good progress has been done since 1986 except peace. And he thinks we the young ones who did not see the war have no right to want him off power. You’ll see what the idiot will say in to the press.. He’ll make everyone seem stupid about what was happening. Like there was no cause whatsoever. And he’ll say it arrogantly like the arrogant dick he is. For God And My Country.

  5. Ohnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo No No No…..Ourcounty has gone to the dogs. Noteven the”anyanyas” behaved this way…Will God really forgive these people? Do they have blood themselves?

  6. The is question! To be or Not to be? Peace or War? All I gotta say is noise,protests etc is cheap!Action speaks better,that’s why with a tongue in chick’ am gonna congratulate M7 and his Arinaitwe’s on such a successful display of manhood more like hard knock balls which the rest of Ugandans seem to lack at this moment of truth as compared to their fellow Egyptians and Libyans! The guy told and will still tell you he is a ‘quarter pin,you all know the rest!Looks like the hammers(Besigye and co)have unfortunately lost this round too!

  7. M7,EN YO GOVT ,PLUS DAT FOOL ALINAITWE WAT YO DOIN DATS ALL BULLSHIT,U CANT DO DAT 2OUR PRESIDENT HIS EXCELLENCY DR.KIZZA BESIGYE,BUT TYME WIL COME WE SHALL LOOK 4ALL OV U,NONSENCE .

  8. They have come and gone so will they.its about time, who knew we would get to the obamas.God bless Uganda.viva viva besigye

  9. if God was near he would come and give a direct punishment to Arineitwe when the the president of Uganda is witnessing and all people would get saved.Not only to Arineitwe but to other people like minister of internal affairs.

  10. if God was near he would come and give a direct punishment to Arineitwe when the president of Uganda is witnessing and all people would get saved.Not only to Arineitwe but to other people like minister of internal affairs.

  11. Plz, all of you,should talk less and act very fast.U and ur so called Mafia ex and tired sick president ur quacks.Is good on shouting, the energy he uses on talking iwish he maneged to utiliz it in more developmental plans.

    Go to hell will naver rule Uganda.

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