Bobi wine’s Lawyer Amsterdam writes to Trump, wants US aid to Uganda frozen

Robert “Bob” Amsterdam (born 1956) is a Canadian international lawyer of the law firm Amsterdam & Partners, with offices in Washington, D.C. and London.

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Robert “Bob” Amsterdam and Bobi wine in US recently.File Photo

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s international lawyer, Robert Amsterdam has written to US President Donald Trump asking a review of relations with President Museveni and freezing of aid to Uganda.

Amsterdam who claims the government is undemocratic, repressive and corrupt and completely oppressive to his client Bobi Wine, wants aid even from Western donors to cease.

The lawyer claims that Bobi Wine has got the better blue print to the development and progress of Uganda, hence should be given proper backing by the same.

‘Recently, I was privileged to attend, with Mr Kyagulanyi, a meeting in Berlin wherein he outlined not only his program for Uganda’s future development, but his fears for the continuation of any form of opposition activity at the present moment in time,” the letter reads in part

“Mr President, in nineteen short months, the Ugandans will face the prospect of another staged election, rigged to defeat the expectations of the common man to achieve a voice in the affairs of their country. Mr Kyagulanyi and other opposition leaders are fighting for the rights of those people to be heard,” the letter continues.

“It is time for the United States to reconsider its relationship with Uganda. US military support has helped President Museveni to suppress the rule of law and has contributed to the persistence of the Ugandan Junta and their illegal aggressions against citizens.

A lasting peace in this troubled region of Africa can only be achieved through the free politics of a true democracy – something President Museveni will do anything to prevent. In light of this, it is clear that the United States must take immediate action to cut off military support to Uganda and to denounce the crimes committed by President Museveni’s regime.

Most importantly, it is time for the United States and other Western donors to ensure that all aid, military and non-military, is conditional on the holding of free and fair elections. Ending the harassment of my client, Mr Kyagulanyi, would be an important first step.”

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