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Bobi Wine calls on US to hold Uganda accountable on human rights, says he was nearly killed twice

December 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Ugandan music star turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine says he was nearly killed twice in recent weeks and called on the international community to hold Uganda's government accountable ahead of elections next month.

(CNN)Ugandan music star turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine says he was nearly killed twice in recent weeks and called on the international community to hold Uganda's government accountable ahead of elections next month.

The musician has accused Museveni of being a dictator responsible for human rights abuses, after at least 45 people were killed in protests last month sparked by the arrest of Wine for contravening Covid-19 regulations at a campaign rally.

Wine made a plea to the United States and the wider international community to stop cooperating with Uganda until Museveni puts a stop to the alleged human rights abuses.

"We are only going into this election as a protest vote because we know that the people of Uganda, even amid the intimidation, the harassment, will come out and massively vote and, yes, I'm sure they are going to vote out President Museveni because 35 years is just enough," he said Monday.

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