Uganda: Bobi Wine freed on bail after deadly protests
November 20, 2020
The 38-year-old musician-turned-presidential candidate has been freed on bail after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaching coronavirus rules. He has emerged as the main rival to veteran leader Yoweri Museveni.
A Ugandan court on Friday charged opposition leader Bobi Wine over an election rally that allegedly flouted COVID-19 rules, then freed him on bail.
The move came after his detention sparked violence in the capital, Kampala, and nearby cities that left 37 dead in what has been described as the country's worst unrest in a decade.
Wine was charged with "doing an act likely to spread infectious diseases contrary to the penal code and rules of the public health on Covid-19," said judiciary spokesman Solomon Muyita.