Uganda: Bobi Wine Files Arbitrary Detention Complaint at UN


Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been under de facto house arrest by the military since last Friday, has filed an arbitrary detention complaint to the United Nations.

Longtime president Museveni, 76, was re-elected with almost 59 percent of the vote, followed by 38-year-old Bobi Wine, with roughly 35 percent.

The opposition leader, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said he will legally contest the result of the presidential election, alleging “widespread fraud” during the January 14 polls, seen as Uganda’s first election in which there was a real threat to Museveni’s rule.

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