OPIO: How long shall we keep being enslaved in our own country?

Human Rights lawyer Nicholas Opio

Lawyers representing ailing Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Hon. Robert Kyagukanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine have condemned government’s move to block the legislator from traveling abroad for better medication

This came after police stopped a move to have the legislator flown out of the country last evening from Rubaga hospital to access specialized treatment.

Speaking to Nicholas Opio, a renowned human rights lawyer said that its unfortunate that the government is becoming adamant on important calls.

“The Uganda Police have violently blocked Hon Bobi Wine from traveling outside of the country in spite of the court declining to do so when being released on bail earlier in the week. This is absurd to say the least.” He tweeted after last evening arrest wondering how long people shall continue being enslaved in their own country.

It should be noted that this came shortly after another legislator Hon. Francis Zaake who also allegedly brutalized by security operatives was also blocked and arrested by the police.

In a statement issued last evening, the police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said Zaake was trying to flee the country and was apprehended and taken to Mulago hospital for further examination and management under police custody and would be produced before court at an appropriate time.

The two are reported to have been taken to Kiruddu hospital.


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