Uganda’s opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, claims he has been detained in Dubai and grilled for eight hours, and his phone, passport were confiscated for unclear reasons.
According to a message posted on his social media page; “Landed in Dubai at 8:30pm. It’s now 5am. I’ve been held & interrogated for 8hrs. They asked me about NUP, its leaders, their phone numbers, my family members & their contacts! I have all necessary travel docs. They’ve confiscated my passport & my phone. Am literary under arrest,” Kyagulanyi tweeted at around 4:9am.
The musician turned politician who contested for presidency against president Yoweri Museveni in 2021 said he travelled to the United Arab Emirate for a charity concert whose proceeds would be used to to assist some of the Ugandan immigrant workers.
Moments later, Kyagulanyi posted; “In Dubai to perform at a charity concert to assist some of the Ugandan immigrant workers. Been held at the airport for almost 10 hours, being interrogated mostly about NUP! My phone and passport have now been returned. Hopefully things go as planned. Will give an update.”
No official communication either from authorities in Dubai or in Uganda has been issued in regard to this claim.
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