Issue: Freedom of assembly
Date: 22 January 2023
No. of people affected: 13
Profession of affected person(s): Unspecified
Police in Jinja district have arrested and detained 13 people said to be supporters of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine on allegations of holding an unlawful assembly in the eastern Uganda city. According to police, the organisers sought permission saying the event was supposed to be a wedding ceremony that later turned into a political gathering. Mr Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform (NUP) principal, says his supporters were attacked by police while holding a peaceful gathering. Police fired teargas and ran into battles with the people who had attended the wedding ceremony. Several people were injured and admitted to hospital following a scuffle with the police.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor