The Hill Op-Ed : An unlikely Ugandan hero emerges

Today, The Hill featured our op-ed, "An unlikely Ugandan hero emerges" outlining Parliament member Bobi Wine's arrest and torture at the hands of President Museveni’s security forces.

"Following enormous international outcry over the abuse of Bobi Wine, he was permitted to leave Uganda to receive medical treatment. When I met him in Washington, Wine was preparing to return to Uganda despite the very real risk that his well-being, and perhaps his life, could be in jeopardy. Upon his arrival, his fans were prohibited from greeting him and he was taken directly to his home via police escort. Despite these realities, I remain struck by Wine’s quiet courage, his steely determination, and his willingness to sacrifice for a cause larger than himself." - Katrina Lantos Swett, Lantos Foundation President