Detained Ugandan writer freed

Wednesday September 21 2011

By Andrew Bagala

Police have freed the author of a book critical of President Museveni’s human rights record on police bond.

Mr Vicent Nzaramba has been in detention at the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) cells for five days in incommunicado, without access to his lawyers or family contrary the laws of Uganda.

Mr Nzaramba is facing charges of inciting violence that attract imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years on conviction.

Police spokesperson, Ms Judith Nabakooba said, “He has been given police bond as the Director of Public Prosecution peruse through the file.”

Mr Nzaramba was arrested by security operatives in plain-clothes at his home in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb, on Saturday to answer questions on his publication titled, “People Power – Battle the Mighty General”.

In his 200 page-book with a portrait of Gen. Museveni in full military attire emblazoned on the cover page, Mr Nzaramba calls for restoration of term limits and resignation of President Museveni for human rights abuses.

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He calls on Parliament to impeach the president and a transitional government be put in place to prepare for fresh elections.

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