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EU and US call for probe into Uganda election violence that left over 40 people dead as Bobi Wine is still under house arrest


The European Union and U.S are calling for a search into Uganda's election abuses and violence that left quite 40 people dead with opposition candidate, Bobi Wine under confinement even after President Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner for a record sixth term.


The EU Council of Ministers released a press release saying opposition candidates were harassed by security forces, the media was suppressed by the govt , and observers' offices were raided during the election, saying that all parties should refrain from violence and for "election challenges and complaints to be addressed in an independent and transparent manner."

 Museveni was declared the winner, amid an online blackout and allegations of abuse.

Wine, a former singer and Museveni's strongest opposition, has been under confinement after the military surrounded his home since last week Friday. 


He has not changed from his earlier stance that the election was rigged.

I thank all friends in Uganda and abroad who still stand with us until we put an end to the present indignity," he said in a tweet on Thursday.


He tweeted on Thursday, January 2021;

Yes, for standing and defeating Gen. Museveni in an election, which he resoundingly rigged, i'm still under confinement 8 days later! I thank all friends in Uganda and abroad who still stand with us, until we put an end to the present indignity. Uganda will be free.

On Thursday, President Museveni began an election victory tour of the country.

Different human rights groups and NGOs have called for wine's release.

It is neither a criminal offense to stand for president nor to want to challenge the election results in court," said the regional director of the human rights NGO, Deprose Muchena, during a statement.

This continued confinement is politically motivated and a blatant violation of their human rights. It must be lifted immediately and without any conditions."

The abuses included killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters and journalists, disruption of opposition rallies, and a shutdown of the web ," said the international human rights NGO during a statement.

Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor for us President-elect Joe Biden, described the confinement as "deeply concerning" on Sunday.

On Saturday the US State Department involved authorities to deal with election "irregularities'' after the us ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown, was blocked by Ugandan security forces from visiting presidential candidate Bobi Wine on Monday.

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