Bobi Wine free as State withdraws charges
- Pictures on NBS Television showed a frail looking Bobi Wine before the Gulu General Military Court.
- He had been flown to Gulu from the Makindye Military Prison in Kampala on Thursday morning.
- Activists held demonstration in Nairobi protesting Bobi Wine's arrest and detention.
The Ugandan Government has released Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine after dropping charges against him.
According to NBS Television, the Kyadondo East legislator appeared before military court on Thursday morning.
“The court is not an instrument of arresting. The gentleman seated right there was beaten and his rights were abused. My prayer is he should be freed and he gets medication. He needs agent (sic) medical care,” lawyer Medard Lubega Segona, who is also the Busiro East MP said.
Pictures on NBS Television showed a frail looking Bobi Wine before the Gulu General Military Court martial chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti.
He was flown to Gulu from the Makindye Military Prison in Kampala on Thursday morning to face charges of illegal possession of firearms.
— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) August 23, 2018
His wife Barbie had earlier shared an emotional letter from her husband to their four children.
Activists held demonstrations in Nairobi to protest the arrest and detention of Bobi Wine as police in Kampala surrounded homes of opposition leaders.
Ugandan Police and the army were deployed outside the homes of opposition leaders Allan Ssewanyana, Kizza Besigye and Ingrid Turinawe in anticipation of protests.
Besigye was later arrested for trying to leave his home.
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