Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was detained by police, a spokeswoman for his party said, as vote-counting began for Thursday elections that will probably extend President Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year rule.

Besigye was detained in Naguru, a suburb of the capital, Kampala, after a confrontation with police, Ingrid Turinawe of the Forum for Democratic Change said by phone. She said the party doesn’t know where he’s now being held. Police spokesman Patrick Onyango said he couldn’t immediately comment when contacted by phone.

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