Supporters of Ugandan opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as musician Bobi Wine and a coalition of civil society organisations has called on security officers accused of torturing opposition lawmakers to be put on trial, saying:
“The security forces, led by the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) should provide a list of all their officers that took part in this unprofessional conduct and present them to the courts of law for justice to be attained by all parties affected.”
The statement comes amid growing concerns over the health of Mr Kyagulanyi, who was reportedly gravely injured when he was arrested alongside opposition lawmakers last week after being accused of treason.
President Yoweri Museveni has denied concerns, calling them “fake news”, adding:
Fellow Ugandans, the events that have occurred in the last few weeks are not isolated, and we should not treat them in that manner…We must unite in condemnation but also revive the calls for a national dialogue that will lead to justice, accountability and a new Uganda.”
In a separate statement seen by the BBC, Mr Kyagulanyi’s supporters called on the US and the European Union to deny visas and foreign travel to Mr Museveni and his cabinet.