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Ugandan Government Withdraws Charges Against Bobi Wine

Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, who has been facing charges of illegal arms possession is a step closer to freedom once again.

The Ugandan government on Thursday withdrew the charges it had filed at General Court Martial in Gulu.

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After reports of him being beaten and mistreated in detention emerged, there has been an unrelenting call for his release at home where security forces clash with protesters on a daily basis.

The hashtag #FreeBobiWine has also gone viral on social media; people in the arts industry, politicians, human rights groups and a number of western governments have all joined the call for his release.

Howafrica will have updates throughout the day on this developing story.

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