Bobi Wine: We are under house arrest with a baby

21 Janvier, 2021, 16:33 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Uganda gives reasons for detaining Bobi Wine accuses US envoy of meddling in its affairs

In a complainant filed on behalf of Wine, Femi Falana, who doubles up as a human rights activist, wants the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to declare the house arrest of Wine and his wife arbitrary and violation of Uganda's Constitution and obligations under worldwide human rights law including the global Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human Rights and People's Rights to which Uganda is a state party.

Bobi Wine - who became famous as a musician - tweeted that the baby's father had been blocked from going into the compound.

The opposition leader, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said he will legally contest the result of the presidential election, alleging "widespread fraud" during the January 14 polls, seen as Uganda's first election in which there was a real threat to Museveni's rule.

Troops prevented pop star-turned-legislator Bobi Wine from leaving his house shortly after he returned from voting in Thursday's presidential election, in which he ran against incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

The public rebuke to the United States from the Ugandan government is relatively unusual as the two nations are allies.

But Opondo defended the action of the army, accusing Brown of trying to subvert the will of the people.

It said the ambassador "regularly meets with actors across Uganda's political spectrum" as part of diplomatic engagement.

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The spokesperson also claimed that the U.S. ambassador had a record of causing trouble in the countries she had served in the past.

There was no immediate comment from Brown or the embassy.

Asked if Wine was under house arrest, Opondo said he is "under the protection of the Uganda government" because he is the "target of many forces". The embassy has said last week's vote was tainted by harassment of opposition candidates, suppression of media and rights advocates and a nationwide internet shutdown.

The United States and the European Union did not deploy observer missions for the polls.

In November, 54 people were killed as security forces quelled a protest that erupted after Wine was detained for alleged violation of the anti-coronavirus measures.

Wine, 38, came second in the presidential election, which returned Yoweri Museveni to power for a sixth term, and has said he is cut off from his lawyers and party as the days tick by for him to challenge the vote in the courts.

On Monday security forces cordoned off the party's offices in the capital.



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