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Ugandan creator blamed for offending president liberated

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija had been seized by men in plain clothes soon after he was freed the first time

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija had been seized by men in plain clothes soon after he was freed the first time

An Ugandan creator blamed for offending the president and his family has been delivered subsequent to being re-captured minutes after a court liberated him on bail.

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was

“unloaded”

by the military at the door of his home in eastern Uganda on Wednesday, his legal counselor said.

The author’s better half additionally affirmed the delivery.

The legal advisor said the creator was unwell and had been taken to clinic for treatment.

The honor winning essayist was accused of hostile correspondence after he was blamed for offending President Yoweri Museveni, and his child, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, on Twitter.

He effectively got bail from a Kampala court before he was rearrested in hazy conditions.

His attorney said he was

“abducted”

from jail by men in regular clothes and taken to an obscure area.

The creator won praise for his 2020 mocking novel The Greedy Barbarian which portrays significant level debasement in an imaginary country.

He was granted the 2021 PEN Pinter Prize for a worldwide essayist of boldness.

PEN said on Tuesday after his vanishing that it dreaded for the writer’s life – and would hold Mr Museveni, his child and the Ugandan military answerable for

“egregious maltreatment of office”.

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