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Ugandans Killed and abducted by the regime are today’s Martyrs, says Bobi Wine



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In a statement as Christians celebrate this year’s Martyrs Day, Robert Kyagulanyi  said today marks exactly four years since the regime launched a new wave of “state inspired violence” against opposition politicians and supporters.

He stated that it was on this day, June 3 2019, when their supporter, John Bosco Kibalama was abducted by gunmen in Kanyanya along Gayaza Road.

Since then,  said his wife, children, parents and friends have never heard from him save for the time when the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, told the media that he is in the hands of the state.

“After Kibalama’s disappearance, many young men and women have been disappeared by the state either not to be seen again or slapped with flimsy charges before the military courts and thus kept in detention,” he said.

“As we celebrate this year’s Martyrs Day, we commit to the Lord Almighty, all our comrades who were abducted and disappeared by the regime operatives, the several dozens who were killed in November 2020 plus the likes of Ritah Nabukenya and Frank Ssenteza as well as those who still battling politically motivated charges,” he added.

He said these are “our modern-day Martyrs”, adding that they should give them the courage and resilience to further the struggle for new Uganda.

“It is absurd that 139 years since their martyrdom, we are yet to see an end to the persecution of Ugandans because of what they believe in,” he said.

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