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Bobi Wine welcomes US travel sanctions against Ugandan officials

Bobi Wine has welcomed US sanctions against Ugandan officials

Bobi Wine has welcomed US sanctions against Ugandan officials

The opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party president, Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has welcomed US travel restrictions imposed on top  Ugandan officials for human rights violations.

Last week on Friday, the US department of state announced a blanket travel ban on some unnamed Ugandan government officials over alleged gross human rights violations and undermining democracy during and after January 14 general elections.

The secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, said the presidential polls in which the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared winner were “neither free nor fair.”

Now, Bobi Wine who also doubles as the outgoing Kyandodo East legislator, says the sanctions are an important recognition that the world is watching over Uganda as government as it continues to violate human rights against its own citizens. 

"The statement by the United State is an important recognition that the recent elections were neither free nor fair. It sends an unequivocal message that although Gen. Museveni boasts of controlling all Ugandan institutions that would call him to account, the world is watching and is beginning to act." Bobi Wine said.

Adding; "The victims of the worst human rights violations which we have witnessed, including families of hundred of Ugandans murdered on Gen. Museveni’s orders; thousands of victims of abductions and torture, as well as those who are still under illegal detention, have received this news with gratitude."

Kyagulanyi further urged other nations to follow suit and support Ugandans quest for freedom and democracy. However, the Ugandan government has dismissed the position of the US, saying it acted on hearsay and biased media reports. Speaking on behalf of the Ugandan government, the Foreign Affairs state minister Okello Oryem, said Uganda is committed to protecting human rights and democracy. He also said the action by the US point to a lack of respect for the sovereignty of Uganda.

More than 54 people were killed during the November 2020 protests triggered by the arrest of Bobi Wine during his presidential campaign trail in Luuka district. There are also widespread complaints of kidnaps and torture of opposition supporters, mainly from Uganda’s youngest political party the NUP.

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+5 #1 Lysol 2021-04-20 00:14
Ugandans should document those abuses and pass them over to the rest of the world to expose the fallacy of the corrupt killer regime.
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-6 #2 Maureen 2021-04-20 05:16
Ugandans are not interested in the US selecting for us a leader. That's absolute garbage. Does the US have a better record.

That secretary should first check the warzone that's America and put it into order before telling Uganda what to do. We shall not support any riff ruff because the US is fronting human rights which they don't practice either.

So someone should be justified for breaking the law in the name of human rights.vwe are not interested in a shambolic move that doesn't respect laws to lead Uganda. NEVER
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+1 #3 Jama 2021-04-20 14:03
The real garbage is the fake and half baked elections organised by the mono tribally dominated regime.
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+2 #4 Samuel 2021-04-20 20:24
The truth is that all avenues have to be used to remove this reign, how can someone come to your land ,meaning you have every documentation of it,he/she claiming owns the land without any documentation, you wonder,where are people responsible to protect the wanichi. Thirty -forty years.

There is no single institution working to put this to the end.

So for me am ready for any thing that will brings up a situation change.

For that matter its land left to be protected
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0 #5 kabayekka 2021-04-21 03:22
He also said the action by the US point to a lack of respect for the sovereignty of Uganda.

So how come the Sovereignty of Uganda belongs to one single family dynasty? And are these Ugandan troops violating human rights been doing the same adventures together with the USA, in their peace keeping missions in other African countries, where they have been working for many years?
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