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The Ugandan government has called the torture allegations by musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine “unproven” and “nonsensical”.
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, says he was tortured while being held by Ugandan security forces. He is facing treason charges, which he denies.
A government statement says that the MP’s lawyer is “employing diversionary tactics in raising the tantalising, although unproven, allegations of torture”.
It calls on Bobi Wine to take his allegations to court where they can be “transparently investigated”.
He is currently in the US where he is seeking treatment for his injuries that he has said were sustained in detention.
— Uganda Media Centre (@UgandaMediaCent) September 6, 2018