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Uganda DJs playing Bobi Wine’s hits as a tribute for his torture

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Many top Ugandan DJs have agreed to play Bobi Wine music at the top of every hour in protest at the detention of the Afrobeats star and opposition politician.

The BBC’s Joseph Ngigi, who’s in the capital, Kampala, says he has heard Wine’s songs being played, including Freedom.

Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was elected to parliament last year – and is proving a popular opposition legislator.

He was arrested earlier in the week amid violence in the run-up to a by-election in the north-west of the country where he and the president were campaigning.

He appeared at a military court in the northern town of Gulu on Thursday on charges of unlawfully being in possession of ammunition and weapons. His lawyers said that he had been severely beaten.

His brother Eddy Yawe told the BBC he had managed to see Wine on Friday after he had been transferred to a military barracks in Kampala.

He said his brother had recounted how he had been brutally tortured by a group of soldiers, including on his genitals, and that they had injected him several times with an unknown substance.

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