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European Parliament EU Parliament wants "trumped-up" charges against Bobi Wine dropped

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European Parliament made resolution on Thursday

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine (Courtesy)

European Union (EU) Parliament has called on the Ugandan government to drop charges against the allegedly tortured musician-turned-MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine was arrested alongside other 32 people in the northern town of Arua on August 13th and charged with treason after allegedly pelting stones to President Museveni's presidential motorcade.

The European Parliament on September 13th made several resolutions regarding what happened in Arua and arresting opposition lawmakers.

The parliament resolved and urged Ugandan authorities to "stop what appear to be trumped-up charges against Bobi Win and to stop the crackdown against opposition politicians and supporters".

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine (Courtesy)

EU Parliament also called for "immediate, impartial and effective" investigations into the killing of Bobi Wine's driver Yasin Kawuma, torture and use of excessive force against opposition supporters.

Wine's arrest caused an international outcry and triggered demonstrations in Uganda's capital, Kampala, after appearing in court using crutches for support.

The 34-year-old lawmaker was later granted bail and was flown to the US to seek medical treatment.

Also Read: Who is Bobi Wine and why has he caused an international outcry?

EU parliament resolutions following the Arua by-election

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine

play EU Parliament calls on the Ugandan government to drop charges against Bobi Wine

 

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