189 children are victims of state violence under Museveni rule, says Bobi Wine

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189 children are victims of state violence under Museveni rule, says Bobi Wine
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The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said  that 189 children of their supporters have fallen victim to state-sponsored violence, including extrajudicial killings, illegal detentions, or disappearances, under the regime of President Museveni.

Speaking from his residence in Magere, Kyagulanyi expressed deep concern over the plight of these children and their families.

"Currently, we have 189 verified children of our comrades who have been either extra-judicially killed, illegally detained or disappeared by the Museveni regime,"he said.

He highlighted the urgency of the situation and called on the government to take immediate action to address the human rights violations being perpetrated against NUP supporters.

During an event at his home, Kyagulanyi distributed school supplies to the relatives of the imprisoned individuals, aiming to alleviate some of the hardships they face.

Recognizing the challenges borne by single parents and other relatives standing up for their loved ones, he expressed empathy for their pain and sorrow, particularly as the children prepare to return to school.

In a show of solidarity, Kyagulanyi expressed gratitude to friends who have generously covered the school fees for 20 of these children.

He further appealed to all citizens of goodwill to contribute to these ongoing efforts by reaching out to the NUP welfare office.

This event not only provided immediate assistance to the affected families but also sought to raise awareness about the human rights violations that continue to occur under the current government.

The NUP leader reiterated his call for the release of all political prisoners and the safe return of the 18 individuals who have allegedly been kidnapped and remain unaccounted for.

The allegations made by Kyagulanyi shed light on the challenges faced by political prisoners and their families in Uganda.

As the struggle for democracy and freedom persists, Kyagulanyi and the NUP said they remain committed to standing with those affected by political persecution, while urging the government to address the grave concerns raised regarding state violence and human rights violations

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