Uganda: 'battered' MP Bobi Wine may need treatment abroad, say allies

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Weapons charges dropped but singer turned opposition MP has been immediately re-arrested

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the singer turned opposition politician in Uganda arrested last week and allegedly beaten in detention, may need treatment overseas for extensive injuries, friends and supporters have said.

“If he is not well he can’t engage in political activities. He is very strong and he appeals for all his supporters to remain strong. But his health has to be the priority. The body is battered but the spirit remains strong,” said Asuman Basalirwa, a political ally and member of Kyagulanyi’s legal team.

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