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Originally published Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:13 AM

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Ugandan police occupy paper for 9 days over letter

Ugandan police are occupying a Kampala daily's premises for a ninth straight day amid growing outrage over the government's seizure of the newspaper that published an army general's concerns about a secret plot for the president's son to succeed his father.

The Associated Press

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KAMPALA, Uganda —

Ugandan police are occupying a Kampala daily's premises for a ninth straight day amid growing outrage over the government's seizure of the newspaper that published an army general's concerns about a secret plot for the president's son to succeed his father.

Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura told reporters late Monday that they would leave the Daily Monitor's premises only after getting a copy of the letter in which Gen. David Sejusa urged the internal security service to investigate reports that those opposed to the political rise of President Yoweri Museveni's son risk assassination. The newspaper has resisted efforts to give a copy of the letter to the police.

A lawyer for Sejusa says his client, who is traveling in London, doesn't plan to return home anytime soon.

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