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PHOTOS – NUP Party Officials Arrested, Taken into Custody on Uganda’s Independence Day

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NUP Party Officials Arrested, Taken into Custody on Uganda's Independence Day
NUP Party Officials Arrested, Taken into Custody on Uganda's Independence Day
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Kampala – Security has arrested three leaders from the National Unity Platform-NUP party. They are Joel Ssenyonyi, the party spokesperson, Lewis Rubongoya, the secretary general, and former Kampala central NUP parliamentary candidate Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu.

This morning, a group of military and police officers surrounded them at a gas station in Kamwokya. The arrest happened shortly after they spoke to journalists about their plans to celebrate this year’s independence at their party headquarters.

The security officers put them in a minibus and drove them to Kiira Road police station. They also arrested other people wearing NUP t-shirts and took them away in pickup trucks to an unknown place.

The three leaders had just told journalists that they planned to gather at the NUP offices to celebrate independence and pray for their colleagues who had died in their political struggle.

More details to come.