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Is NUP planning to overthrow M7?

Many Ugandans who don’t support President Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) continue to allegedly get tortured by the state security agencies in a manner that is dehumanizing and a mockery of human rights principles.
The latest victim of such torture is Eric Mwesigwa, a supporter of the National Unity Platform (NUP), a political party that appeals to a young generation and wants to bring President Yoweri Museveni era in Uganda to an end – 37 years since he became president.
According to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, the leader of NUP, Mwesigwa has been missing for two weeks. And, when he reappeared yesterday, his body was filled with torture wounds including plucked-out fingernails.
Here is what Gen. Museveni’s thugs did to our comrade Mwesigwa Eric, who we have been looking for these past two weeks, Bobi Wine on Monday wrote in a Facebook post bearing several photos of Mwesigwa half-naked with broken skin and soul, crying.
They abducted him and tortured him asking him what we are planning to do to “overthrow the government,” Bobi Wine, who himself has been tortured to near death by the state, further writes.
His tale is not different from those of the other hundreds abducted and tortured or even murdered in cold blood, he adds. What a group of cold-hearted criminals, he concludes.
The photos of Mweisgwa’s lean body frame with freshly healing wounds were widely shared on social media by mostly opposition supporters who were dismayed by the ‘barbarism’ of the regime.
It is not yet known which state agency tortured Mwesigwa; and the government has not spoken out on this case: not even the known vocal supporters of the regime who are usually quick to come to its defence.

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