Ugandan opposition leader freed after two months in prison
Published 12/07/2016 | 12:46
Uganda's main opposition leader has been freed after spending two months in jail on treason charges.
A judge freed Kizza Besigye on bail, rejecting prosecutors' calls for him to be remanded indefinitely until his case is concluded.
Mr Besigye waved to chanting supporters in a packed courtroom when the judge ordered his release.
He told reporters that he did not know how long his freedom would last.
Mr Besigye insists he won a presidential election held in February. According to official results, the longtime president, Yoweri Museveni, won with more than 60% of the votes.
Mr Besigye declared a defiance campaign, urging his supporters to protest against what he called a fraudulent victory for Mr Museveni.
The current president has held power since 1986.