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National Unity Platform President Accuses NRM Government of Denying Political Detainees

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Robert Kyagulanyi, President of the National Unity Platform (NUP), speaking at a podium during a press conference, providing a list of disappeared and detained individuals, challenging the government's denial of political detainees.

Robert Kyagulanyi Provides List of Disappeared and Detained Activists, Slams Regime’s Hypocrisy

In a scathing indictment of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government, President of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, has accused the regime of denying the existence of political detainees.

Kyagulanyi’s accusations come amidst a backdrop of increasing concerns over the fate of individuals who have disappeared or been detained without trial under the current administration. The NUP president alleges that the government, while ostensibly asking for a list of political prisoners, is fully aware of their identities and whereabouts.

In a bold move, Kyagulanyi provided a list of some of the disappeared or detained individuals, challenging the government’s narrative of ignorance. He stated, “The same criminal regime which abducted, tortured, and still holds onto our people now claims to not know them or where they are.”

The list provided by Kyagulanyi serves as a poignant reminder of the human rights violations and political repression rampant in Uganda. It includes the names of individuals who have been subjected to arbitrary arrest, torture, and prolonged detention solely for their political beliefs and activism.

Kyagulanyi’s comments underscore the regime’s hypocrisy in denying the existence of political detainees while simultaneously perpetrating acts of violence and suppression against dissenting voices. His bold stance serves as a rallying cry for justice and accountability in Uganda.

As the government faces mounting pressure to address the issue of political prisoners, Kyagulanyi’s actions highlight the importance of transparency and accountability in governance. The NUP president’s unwavering commitment to defending the rights of all Ugandans sends a powerful message to the international community and emboldens citizens to demand justice for those who have been unjustly detained.

In the face of continued repression and denial of basic freedoms, Kyagulanyi’s actions serve as a beacon of hope for a brighter and more democratic future in Uganda. His defiance against the regime’s attempts to silence dissent underscores the resilience of the Ugandan people in their quest for freedom and justice.

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