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08/02/2013 03:51 pm ET

Taylor Krauss, U.S. Journalist Detained In Uganda, Speaks Out (VIDEO)

Taylor Krauss, a U.S. journalist who was arrested and detained in Uganda for filming a police protest, joined HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks to tell his story.

Amidst mounting opposition to President Yoweri Museveni's government, Krauss was traveling in Uganda filming the trial of an opposition leader. "Over the course of the last few elections there have been multiple opposition parties that have tried to contest. They have failed in contesting not because of lack of popularity but there have been gross violations in the elections and a lot of intimidation," he said.

Krauss noted that the opposition leader he was filming had been standing trail for "incitement to violence" charges. Though he was acquitted, Krauss said, "This is part of a process of intimidation that the government has been doing for all of the opposition leaders and members of the opposition -- arresting them, putting them in prison, putting them through trials."

He continued, "And while the trials actually seem to result in their acquittal, the Ugandan police seem to be taking liberties to violations -- clamping down on freedom of the press, clamping down on freedom of speech, clamping down on freedom of assembly, and even taking liberties to imprison people without any charges, just as I was."

After spending four days detained in a Ugandan prison, Krauss is now back in the United States.

To hear more on Taylor Krauss' story, watch the full segment below:

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