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Uganda security forces withdraw from Bobi Wine's home ending 11 days of house arrest

Posted January 26, 2021 3:59 a.m. EST

— Security forces have withdrawn from Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine's residence after he spent 11 days under house arrest, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.

"They are now leaving, we hope this doesn't change later today," George Musisi said. The Ugandan High Court ordered security forces to end Wine's house arrest on Monday.

Justice Michael Elubu, who heads the court's civil division, said if the government had evidence against Wine, he should be charged in court and not "held unjustifiably at his home," according to Musisi.

Wine, a popular singer, was the main opposition frontrunner in the presidential elections held on January 14 and his home has been surrounded by military and police since the elections ended.

President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the elections for a record sixth term by the country's electoral commission, amid fraud and rigging allegations.

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