09/13/2018

Urgent Action: Opposition Politician Detained, Signs of Torture (Uganda: UA 154.18)


On 14 August, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, a Ugandan singer turned politician was arrested and later charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition on 16 August. While being arrested, he was physically assaulted with visible injuries and swelling on his face and body.

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On 14 August, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, a Ugandan singer turned politician was arrested and later charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition on 16 August. While being arrested, he was physically assaulted with visible injuries and swelling on his face and body.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Robert Kyagulanyi, a prisoner of conscience held solely for exercising his right of assembly and association;
  • Ensure that Robert Kyagulanyi is protected from torture and other ill-treatment and has regular access to his family, lawyers of his choosing and any medical treatment he requires;
  • Promptly, impartially and effectively investigate all allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, make the findings of the investigation public, and bring those found culpable to justice in proceedings that meet international fair trial standards without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 28 September 2018:
President of Uganda
Yoweri Museveni
State House Office
Entebbe, P.O Box 25497
Kampala, Uganda
Fax: +256414235462
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

H. E Amb. Mull Ssebujja Katende
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda
5911 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011
Phone: 1 202 726 7100 I Fax: 1 202 726 1727
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 154.18.
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