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Uganda Election: Nigerian SAN Drags Museveni To UN | READ DETAILS

Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has filed a complaint at the United Nations against Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, for illegally detaining Robert Kyagulanyi,(Bobi Wine) who was his main opponent in the just concluded Presidential election.

Falana in a statement on Tuesday, said that Bobi Wine had been denied access to his lawyers in a bid to prevent him from filing a petition against the declaration of Museveni as the winner of the’ highly flawed’ Presidential election.

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“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,” Falana said.


The complaint by Falana, which was attached to the statement, read in part, “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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Bobi Wine through his twitter handle today said; “day six under house arrest and we’re still stuck with an 18 months old baby who had paid a visit  to her auntie (my wife) before we were raided and beseiged. The dad has been denied access to her. we have run out of food and milk. no one is allowed to leave or come into our compound”.

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