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Uganda Police arrest Writer; Wife says he criticized President in new book

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Posted September 20, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 1,586 views

     

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they’ve arrested a man whose wife says wrote a book criticizing the longtime president and the ruling party.

Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said Tuesday that police arrested Vincent Nzaramba on Saturday. She did not say why he was arrested or what he will be charged with but says officers are investigating.

Uganda’s constitution allows suspects to be held without charge for 48 hours.

Nzaramba’s wife Gloria says police confiscated copies of his book and his laptop when they arrested him. She says the book is titled “People Power — Battle the Night General.”

President Yoweri Museveni, who came to power in 1986 and has been the target of some of sub-Saharan Africa’s most serious anti-government protests this year.

Article Source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com


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