Uganda: Presidential candidate Bobi Wine shares hearty note for Nicholas Opiyo
"I was reminded of the hardships he endured (working with other lawyers), to get me out of military detention in 2018..."
Bobi Wine took it to Twitter;
As @nickopiyo spent the second night in detention, I was reminded of the hardships he endured (working with other lawyers), to get me out of military detention in 2018. Gen. Museveni can imprison our bodies, but he will never crush our thirst for justice & dignity for our people! pic.twitter.com/wOYdm50gbC— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) December 24, 2020
Arrested based on corruption, the court documents in Museveni regime claimed that Opiyo received an amount of $340,000, on 8 October "through ABSA Bank Account No. 6004078045 in the names of Chapter Four Uganda, knowing at the time of receipt that the said fund were proceeds of crime", as per the report.
"Today's arrest of prominent Ugandan human rights lawyer @nickopiyoreflects the dangerous environment created by @KaguaMuseveni's gov't to marginalize and repress civil society, political opposition, the media, and everyday #Ugandans with the aim of maintaining its grip on power.