Security forces have withdrawn from Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine’s residence after he spent 11 days under house arrest.
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.
Monday’s ruling by the High Court in Kampala comes after a petition by Bobi Wine’s lawyers. The state argued it needed to prevent him organizing protests.
Dozens of people were killed during campaigning – many were shot by security forces. Bobi Wine alleges that the election, in which he won 35% of the vote as National Unity Platform leader, was rigged.
Uganda’s Electoral Commission said the vote was peaceful, but the EU, United Nations and several rights groups have raised concerns. Aside from an African Union mission, no major international group monitored the vote.