Kampala — Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country’s main airport on Thursday on his return from abroad, but an official denied that he was under arrest. Kyagulanyi, a prominent challenger to President Yoweri Museveni, had been in the US to receive treatment for injuries he said were sustained during torture by security forces. His return has rattled the government headed by the 74-year-old president, who leads a nation where nearly 80% of the population is under the age of 30. Security forces had deployed around Entebbe International Airport and the highway linking it to the capital Kampala ahead of his arrival to prevent supporters from greeting him. Armoured personnel carriers and police vehicles lined the highway. The Daily Monitor newspaper reported that police arrested him on the tarmac after he disembarked. However, a police official said he was being escorted to his home and was not under arrest. The official, who ...

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