Bobi wine A.K.A Hon Kyagulanyi hired a group of international lawyers known as Amsterdam & Partners LLP. The firm was hired in preparation for the Thursday Court hearing at Makindye. Bobi wine was arrested after the presidential motorcade was stoned by angry voters in Arua as claimed by the government.
The lawyers hired have embarked on the move calling on European union countries and the USA to impose travel bans to all government officials who were pointed out as being in cahoot to torture the Kyadondo East MP.
According to prior press release, both USA and European Union have condemned the inhuman torture and horrible arrests conducted by the government on the move to crack down Bobi wine supporters. The reports and claims released by Kyagulanyi family especially his wife and hired Uganda lawyer Ssalongo Erias Lukwago have shown that the MP was badly beaten and cannot stand on his own.
Amsterdam & Partners LLP on their press release showed that the MP being an opposition figure has a right to select whom to see and a right to reject the visitors, unfortunately Mr Kyagulanyi’s visitors are forcefully imposed on him and there is no room for rejecting unwanted visitors.
On Tuesday USA and European Union tried to send representatives to check on Hon Kyagulanyi but they were denied access and stranded outside the Makindye Barracks.
Robert Amsterdam the leading lawyer said,
“Mr. Kyagulanyi’s arrest was not only a politically motivated act of repression, but furthermore he has since been subjected to inhuman and horrific acts of torture by the Ugandan security services from which it is possible he may never recover,”
Bobi wine was arrested with more of his supporters mounting to a total of 34 and 4 other MP in the concluded Arua By-election. He had gone to campaign for an independent Candidate Wadri who Miraculously won the elections even though in was in jail. Amsterdam went ahead to say.
“This outrageous and reprehensible act of state aggression – an episode not seen since the days of Idi Amin – requires a robust and broad response from the international community to secure his safety and to bring his torturers to account.”
Many international analyst and media houses claim that the failure of government to present Kyagulanyi for public hearing is a sign that he was faced with horrible beatings.
His lawyers seek for his immediate release without strings attached :
“The situation for Mr. Kyagulanyi is profoundly grave, immediate, and deserving of urgent action and intervention,”
“When a state behaves with this level of impunity and violence, there are few statements or resolutions that will stop them from the murder of an innocent opponent like Bobi Wine. That’s why we need to hit these officials in their wallets with a Magnitsky-style sanctions schedule as they need to understand the consequences of this attack on human rights.”
The invoked Global Magnitsky Act was passed by the US congress after the unfortunate incident which occurred in 2016 were a former Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was poisoned, elements of Sarin gasses and nerve gass were traced.