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Uganda: Bobi Wine detained over ‘illegal’ protest

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Uganda lawmaker and pop star, Bobi Wine has been arrested and detained on Monday, this time on the orders of a court.

He is facing charges of organizing a demonstration last year illegally over new tax policy on social media users.

Bobi Wine who is an outspoken critic of President Yoweri Musaveni was arrested earlier this month for attempting to hold a concert without police permission.

He has on several occasions clashed with the police and the leadership of Uganda.

Bobi Wine whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyihas has decided to contest Museveni in the 2021.

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President Museveni recently got clearance from the courts to contest the next election after an age limit provision was removed from the constitution.

Bobi Wine has also called on citizens to stage mass protests against the police after his recent arrest.

He told the privately-owned Observer newspaper that it was high time actions were taken against the police and other state injustices meted out on Ugandans.

“We are encouraged by the people of Algeria who in the past weeks forced a dictator to resign, and the people of Sudan who through peaceful protests forced a powerful despot to give way,” the MP said.

Last year he was arrested and tortured in detention after his supporters were accused of attacking the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni.

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