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‘Heavy Security Presence’ In Bobi Wine Stronghold

Security forces in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, have deployed in a suburb which is seen as the stronghold of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine, local media are reporting.

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was prevented from leaving the country on Thursday night. He was hoping to travel to get medical treatment for injuries that he alleges were sustained while he was in custody.

Bobi Wine is facing treason charges but on Monday, a judge said he did not constitute a flight risk and granted him bail along with 32 other opposition politicians who had also been charged.

The army have described the allegation that Bobi Wine was tortured in custody as “rubbish” and a police spokesperson told the BBC that the authorities want to carry out their own medical tests.

Bobi Wine’s lawyers are expected to go to court today to force the release of their client, the BBC reports.

Photo credit: The Observer

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