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Army Arrests Freed Former Environment Minister

November 20, 1987

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) _ Former Environment Minister David Lwanga, free on bail and facing terrorism charges, has been arrested and is being held at a military barracks near Kampala, his family said Friday.

The former minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s coalition government was freed three months ago pending a trial date.

Family members said Lwanga was arrested Thursday at a roadblock 25 miles west of Kampala as he was driving from his farm to the city.

An army officer at Makindye Barracks confirmed Lwanga was being held there but refused to say why he was arrested.

Lwanga, a doctor in his 30s, was arrested last October with three other Cabinet ministers and charged with treason and terrorism. In February, the state withdrew the treason charges.

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