Bobi Wine hiding from police after raid on his hotel room
SEE ALSO :Firm to assemble phones in UgandaKyagulanyi took to Twitter on Saturday night to say police had arrested some of his team. "So police has raided city hotel where we were resting ahead of the show tonight, arrested many of our team members. As we speak, the police is surrounding the entire neighborhood looking for me!" he wrote. "They have beaten some of them, arrested & dragged them onto police pick-up cars and driven them to unknown destinations for no offence whatsoever." Amsterdam called the raid "a clear and brazen act of targeted political repression by the Uganda authorities aimed at violating Bobi Wine's human rights" and said the concert was "fully and legally permitted, and the other participating musicians were not targeted." Ban on performances
SEE ALSO :Babu Owino banned from visiting UgandaKyagulanyi is among the most prominent critics of Uganda's longtime President Yoweri Museveni and authorities have repeatedly blocked him from performing publically. Last month, a concert was allowed to go ahead only after Kyagulanyi agreed with the police that it would be a non-political event. Many of Kyagulanyi's songs address issues of social justice and he has called for Museveni, who has been in power for 32 years, to retire. Kyagulanyi was charged with treason in August, along with more than 30 opposition politicians, over the alleged stoning of Museveni's convoy after a campaign rally in the north-western town of Arua. During the campaign, Kyagulanyi's driver was shot dead when soldiers from the elite presidential guard raided the hotel in which he was staying.
SEE ALSO :Farmers compete with monkeys for foodThe singer has also accused the security forces of torturing and beating him while in custody and later received medical treatment in the US for the injuries he said he received. The authorities have denied the allegations. Ugandan police have not released a statement on the event, and could not be reached for comment.