Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Falana Takes Museveni To Court Over Opponent’s Illegal Detention

Popular Human Rights Activist and Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has submitted a complaint at the United Nations against Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni for the illegal detention of his main opponent, Bobi Wine during the just concluded Ugandan Presidential elections.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine had lamented how soldiers were stationed outside their homes during the elections, preventing them from going anywhere.

According to a statement from Falana, Bobi Wine has now been illegally detained for days without access to adequate food.

He said, We have submitted a complaint against the government of Uganda to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concerning the detention of the detained couple.

“Mr. Wine and his wife are being illegally detained for days without any criminal charges preferred against him. He has also been denied adequate supply of food by hundreds of Uganda military forces and policemen who have laid siege to his house for the umpteenth time since the election day.

“I am therefore seeking an opinion from the Working Group finding the house arrest and continuing detention of Mr. Wine and his wife to be arbitrary and in violation of Uganda’s Constitution of 1995 (as amended) and obligations under international human rights law including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to which Uganda is a state party.”

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