US State Department on Bobi Wine

The US Embassy in Uganda has released a statement expressing concern over the mistreatment of Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine). The text is below:

We are deeply concerned by recent events in Arua, Kampala, and Gulu, and disturbed by reports of brutal treatment of Members of Parliament, journalists, and others at the hands of security forces.  All of those detained have the right to humane treatment, due process, access to lawyers and to their families, and a prompt, fair, and transparent trial.  Those who need medical attention should be granted immediate access to a doctor of their choice.  We urge the Government to show the world that Uganda respects its constitution and the human rights of all of its citizens.

View the original statement here.