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Bobi Wine assaulted in custody

Ugandan Afrobeats musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been severely beaten by the security forces and is unable to walk or talk, his lawyers say.

The opposition MP has appeared at a military court in the northern town of Gulu, where he was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of firearms and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition, but not treason as had previously been reported.

He was arrested after a vehicle in President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy was attacked on Monday in the town of Arua, ahead of Wednesday’s fiercely contested by-election.

Wine’s driver was later shot dead, in what the MP says was an attempt to kill him.

His ally Kassiano Wadri, who won the Arua poll, was earlier charged with treason, along with 31 others.

The authorities have not responded to the allegation that Wine was assaulted in custody.

The 36-year-old has long been an outspoken critic of Uganda’s government.

“When our leaders have become misleaders and mentors have become tormentors.

When freedom of expression becomes the target of oppression, opposition becomes our position.”

The lyrics are from a song titled Situka, which means “Rise up” in Luganda, sung by Wine ahead of the 2016 general elections.

The Afrobeats artist was using the song to exhort Ugandans to play an active role in fighting corruption and injustice in their country.

Breaking. Bobi wine finally charged before military court in Gulu.

The Member of Parliament for Kyaddondo East Robert Kagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been charged before Gulu military court.

Earlier on his lawyer Asuman Basalirwa and Medad Sseggona were the only two people who were allowed within the barracks to attend court.

His wife was not allowed to attend.

Counsel Basalirwa asked court not to proceed with the case as Bobi Wines condition was not good but the Chairman General Guti proceeded and read charges of treason.

Basalirwa told the press that Bobi Wine looked frail and couldn’t walk.

Bobi Wine was remanded in custody until 23rd August when the case will be heard in Makindye military barracks Kampala

Atletico Madrid wallop Real Madrid 4-2

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time.

Former CIA director: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate

Former CIA director John Brennan has said Donald Trump removed his security clearance because his campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the 2016 election  and the US president is now desperate to end the special counsel’s investigation.

Civil war will continue if agreement is not implemented

The SPLM-IO Chairman of National Committee for Information and Public Relations Mabior Garang de’Mabior said on Wednesday that the ongoing civil war will continue in

Bobi Wine Still Alive :Police clash with youth at Kamwokya

Kyadondo East MP and musician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is alive, his Busiro County MP, Asuman Basalirwa has confirmed

MPs Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Gerard Karuhanga charged with treason in Gulu

The Magistrates Court in Gulu has charged and remanded over 30 people including several Members of Parliament with treason on Thursday afternoon

Museveni: “Opposition cheated in Arua, Bobi Wine has terrorism charges to answer”

President Museveni has said that opposition imported illegal voters to Arua leading to the defeat of the NRM candidate in the Arua Municipality election.

Nabeel Rajab detention: UN calls for release of Bahraini activist

A UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini activist who was jailed for “broadcasting fake news”.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Nabeel Rajab’s

Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul” who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died in Detroit at the age of 76.

Kassiano Wadri declared winner while in detention

The chaotic last days of Arua Municipality by-election campaigns last night yielded a sweet victory for Kassiano Wadri who, after running a roller-coaster vote canvassing operation

Bobi Wine to appear in court today : a Museveni thorn

“When our leaders have become misleaders and mentors have become tormentors.

When freedom of expression becomes the target of oppression, opposition becomes our position.”