Bobi Wine slams UN chief over silence on human rights abuses in Uganda

Bobi Wine slams UN chief over silence on human rights abuses in Uganda
Bobi Wine.

The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has expressed disappointment in United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Kyagulan criticized Guterres for his failure to address the dire human rights situation in Uganda during the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference.

In a statement, Kyagulanyi accused Guterres of remaining silent on the millions of oppressed Ugandans and other Africans under President Museveni's regime, whom he described as a "brutal dictator".

"It is disappointing that on your visit to Uganda, you have not spoken for the millions of Ugandans and other Africans in the region, oppressed by your host- a renowned brutal dictator, Gen. Museveni,"said Kyagulanyi.

He highlighted several pressing issues that he believed should have been the focus of the Secretary General's attention.

These issues included gross human rights violations, election rigging, military trials of political opponents, the humanitarian crisis and plunder in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the recent closure of the UN Human Rights Office by President Museveni.

Kyagulanyi expressed his disappointment that Guterres' presence in Uganda did not result in any substantial action or condemnation of the ongoing human rights abuses.

"While you spoke at Munyonyo, opposition leaders including myself are either under house arrest, or on the run from the military.Museveni recently closed down the UN Human Rights Office. How can you come all the way and not say anything about these issues?" Kyagulanyi wondered

By failing to address these critical concerns, Kyagulanyi argued that the United Nations risked being perceived as a club of tyrants rather than an organization upholding the values it claims to represent.

He cautioned that such a perception could lead to increased resistance from oppressed people worldwide.

"The UN must stand on the values it purports to represent. Otherwise, it'll be reduced to a club of tyrants and attract resistance from the suffering people of the world,"he said.

The frustration expressed by Kyagulanyi reflects the growing discontent among opposition leaders and activists in Uganda who have been urging international intervention to address the human rights abuses and political repression under Museveni's regime.

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