The Ugandan opposition leader survives an attack. The U.S. needs to take a stand.

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Leading Ugandan presidential candidate, Bobi Wine. Photo: Wikimedia Photos.

This week, Ugandan security forces opened fire on the campaign convoy of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate for president. The bloody images and video from the scene are chilling. They remain shocking even after nearly three years of relentless attacks on the biggest pro-democracy movement in Uganda’s post-colonial history. Having the audacity to run for political office should not be the equivalent of a death sentence. Sadly, in Uganda, this appears to be the case.

When I first met Bobi Wine in 2018 — after he had been charged with treason and allegedly tortured while in Ugandan police custody — I recall him saying to me: “They are going to imprison some of us. And they will kill some of us too.” He was right.
President Yoweri Museveni has been in power longer than most Ugandans have been alive. His regime is sustained by the nearly $2 billion in aid it receives annually from the United States and major global institutions like the World Bank.

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