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US considers options against Ugandan forces over abuses

The US State Department says it’s considering a range of targeted options against members of the Ugandan security forces it holds responsible for abuses against opposition candidates and civil society.

The run-up to January’s election was marked by a series of deaths, arrests and detentions of opposition supporters, including Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine, who was contesting the presidency.

US considers options against Ugandan forces over abusesIncumbent Yoweri Museveni, a former guerrilla leader who has led the East African country since 1986, was declared winner of the Jan. 14 election with 59% of the vote, while opposition leader Bobi Wine was given 35%.

Bobi Wine abandoned his challenge to the result of the vote on Monday, claiming that the Supreme Court was biased in favour of President Yoweri Museveni.

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