Arua bishop criticizes government over Besigye arrest

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Arua Catholic Bishop, Frederick Drandua, has criticized government over the arrest and detention of Forum for Democratic Change leader, Dr. Kiiza Besigye. Drandua said that government should have used diplomatic means to solve Besigye's problems. Besigye was arrested two weeks ago and charged with treason, concealment of treason and rape. He said the church is opposed to violence and detention of opposition leaders. Cue in: iFor us detaining is # Cue out: # agitation of violence.i Earlier on, Drandua had presented a paper on political transition in which he emphasized that the church must play an active part in the politics and democratization process because they affect its members. He added that the Catholic Church should critically engage government on social justice, corruption, economic injustice, unequal distribution of resources and manipulative leadership, among others.