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Bobi Wine Set to Return Home to Uganda

Uganda authorities have already warned against welcoming rallies for the musician.

Bobi Wine is making his way home to Uganda after spending just over two weeks in the United States seeking medical treatment for injuries he sustained after being tortured while in military custody, he says.

The opposition lawmaker, who is currently out on bail following an alleged attack on President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade, shared the news on Twitter with a photo of himself at the airport this morning. "Headed Home," he wrote as a caption.

READ: "I'm Proud to Be Persecuted For the Truth:" Bobi Wine on the Fight for Freedom in Uganda


Ahead of his arrival, the Ugandan authorities have put out warnings against the organizing of welcoming rallies for Wine at the airport. Police forces have said that such showings will be considered unlawful and that the singer is only to be received by his immediate family.

The Ugandan Media Centre has spelled out some of the guidelines on Twitter.

Upon receiving the news from Ugandan police forces, Wine immediately fired back on Twitter. "I am a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in my country. The police has no business telling me who receives me and who cannot or where I go and where I cannot. This impunity must stop now," he wrote.



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