Bobi Wine Wins Prestigious Global Human Rights Award 

 By Peter Victor Asaba 

 Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
Bobi Wine(middle) during the OTT protests in Kampala: PHOTO COURTESY

The Kyadondo East legislator, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a BobiWine has scooped an international human rights award at the  PUSH Coalition Annual Conference in Chicago , USA  for the relentless fight against human rights abuses in  Uganda.

Panelist including Momodou Jallow, a  member of the Swedish  parliament  , Dr. Isabella Alexander a filmmaker and human rights activists  , Rev. Dr. Ji-Sun Kim a Korean activist and associate professor of Theology  , Daniel Gomez a Brazilian journalist   and activist and Nasir Zakaria  a director of the Rohingya Culture Centre in Chicago who were moderated by Dr. Ewa Ewa a state lawmaker couldn’t stop praising Hon. Kyagulanyi for his tremendous effort towards humanity .  

‘’ Our people have endured gross human rights violation right from when we became an independent nation in 1962 . As I stand here today political opposition has been brutalized as members of the  opposition are beaten , toured , arrested on trumped up charges and many disappear to never seen again ‘’ Hon. Kyagulanyi Said in his acceptance speech .

‘’Thousands of  young people continue to rot  in jail and others , and many people live in exile here in the  United States of America’’ the people power leader added.

 Mityana municipality legislator, Hon. Francis Zaake Mutebi who escorted Bobiwine said  the award will  motivate the fight against dictatorship in Uganda  

The global peace and human rights summit in Chicago started on June 28th and ended on July 2, 2019. It was  organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson having the former US vice president Joe Biden as a special guest .


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