"We are watching you" - Raila’s party sends message to Uganda after 2nd Arrest of Bobi Wine
Allow Bobi wine to get treatment. There are no two ways about this...
In a statement, the Orange party urged Yoweri Museveni’s Government to respect human rights and allow Bobi Wine to access medical attention.
On Thursday night, Wine was violently accosted by police officers while on his way to the US for medical treatment after his first arrest which allegedly involved torture.
ODM demanded the immediate release of Mr. Wine noting that the arrest and torture of Bobi Wine are detrimental to the hard-earned democracy of East African countries.
"We are saddened by the fact that even after leaving custody with injuries that needed treatment abroad, Hon Kyagulanyi was stopped from leaving Uganda, and in the most callous and inhumane manner.
"We urge all parties in Uganda to urgently embrace the values of democracy and justice, for ultimately, dictatorship in the modern world remains unsustainable. More importantly, we demand that the rights, dignity, and freedom of Hon Kyagulanyi be respected by the regime.
"In particular he must be allowed to immediately access the medical attention he deserves on humanitarian grounds. There are no two ways about this," the statement signed by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna and Chairman John Mbadi read.
The Orange party went on to encourage Ugandans not to relent in their fight towards democracy and revolution. It also warned the Ugandan authorities that it will be keen to see what happens to Bobi Wine.
"We will keep an eye on these unfolding events, as we encourage the forces of democracy and peaceful revolution to remain unwavering and firm in their resolve to make our countries more responsive to the needs of their people," ODM said.
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