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Uganda charges opposition candidate for breaching COVID-19 protocols

UGANDA: 1 dead, many injured as police interrupts meeting of opposition leader

The Ugandan opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, has been charged by a court in Uganda for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Wine was later released on Friday after he was arraigned for allegedly spreading the virus.

The court argued that the 38-year-old held a large rally this week. But human rights groups said the charge was designed to suppress political opposition.

READ ALSO: U.S reacts as three people killed in Uganda during violence over arrest of presidential candidate

The politician-turned musician, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is among 11 candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

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