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UGANDA: Court Orders End To Siege On Wine’s Home

A Ugandan court has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine.

Reports say, Wine has not left his house in the outskirts of the capital Kampala since voting in the presidential election 11 days ago, in which he was declared runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni.

Monday’s ruling by the High Court in Kampala comes after a petition by Bobi Wine’s lawyers.

The state however, argued that it needed to prevent him  from organising protests, even as dozens of people were killed during campaigning and many shot by security forces.

If the security forces withdraw immediately, Bobi Wine still has at least four days to file a court petition challenging the result of the vote. If he takes that action, the court must hear and rule on the petition within 30 days.

In a Facebook Live address on Friday, Bobi Wine said that Ugandans had a right to protest if they so wished, though he did not outright call on his supporters to take to the streets.

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