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Uganda: Bobi Wine information detention criticism at UN


The opposition chief has been below de facto home arrest by safety forces in Kampala since Friday.

Ugandan opposition chief Bobi Wine, who’s below de facto home arrest by the army, has filed an arbitrary detention criticism to the United Nations.

“Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana has filed this criticism on my behalf to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest. We’re difficult my continued unlawful confinement by the Ugandan police and the army,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

Bobi Wine’s residence in Kampala has been surrounded by the military since Friday, a day after Uganda carried out presidential elections by which Bobi Wine competed towards President Yoweri Museveni.

Longtime president Museveni, 76, was re-elected with virtually 59 p.c of the vote, adopted by 38-year-old Bobi Wine, with roughly 35 p.c.

The opposition chief, whose actual title is Robert Kyagulanyi, stated he’ll legally contest the results of the presidential election, alleging “widespread fraud” throughout the January 14 polls, seen as Uganda’s first election by which there was an actual menace to Museveni’s rule.

Museveni, one in all Africa’s longest-serving leaders, has retained energy for 35 years. He modified Uganda’s structure to allow himself to run for one more five-year time period.

The election had been overshadowed by violence since campaigning started, with virtually every day violence.

The web was shut down throughout the nation shortly earlier than the beginning of voting. It has since returned, although social media stays unavailable.

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch stated the lead as much as elections had been characterised by widespread violence and human rights abuses.

“A democratic taking part in subject without cost and truthful elections was worryingly absent throughout these elections,” Oryem Nyeko, Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, stated.

“As an alternative of proscribing free expression, motion, and meeting, the Ugandan authorities ought to take concrete steps to enhance respect for human rights for all and take away all remaining restrictions,” Nyeko added.