Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, who has been in the U.S. for weeks returned today.
After being taken to the police station, Mr. Kyagulanyi was eventually allowed to return to his home, where a huge crowd of cheering supporters greeted himWith the help of a cane, he struggled to the top of a auto to speak briefly to the crowd.
Since entering parliament last year Kyagulanyi has emerged as a leading critic of Museveni, a 74-year-old former rebel leader in charge since 1986. He says he was ruthlessly tortured by Ugandan soldiers who kicked him, punched him, pulled his ears with pliers, hit his ankles with pistol butts, beat him in his genitals and did "unspeakable" things to him.
In prison, he met other Ugandans who had been beaten and tortured. "I'm only humbled to be able to speak for the thousands of people who have gone through brutality".More news: Meghan Markle To Release Cookbook In Support Of Fire Victims
On Wednesday, police made it clear in a statement that they would transport the legislator to his home and arrest anybody who welcomed him at the airport or stayed by the roads to catch a glimpse of him.
Kyagulanyi's case sparked protests in Uganda's capital Kampala and drew global condemnation from the government's major backers including the European Union and the U.S. The Pentagon has donated equipment and weapons to the unit of the Ugandan military accused by Kyagulanyi of torturing him.
Authorities banned rallies to welcome Ssentamu home.
Mr Wine's wife Barbie earlier said they did not know where police were taking him. His arrival was not broadcast by local stations NBS and NTV, which often air live coverage of such events. "His brother Eddie has been detained", Kyagulanyi's lawyer, Nicolas Opiyo, confirmed to CNN on Thursday.More news: D.C. police search for man who fatally stabbed Wendy K. Martinez
Police also surrounded the home of Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, and he was unable to leave, said another of the singer's lawyers, opposition legislator Medard Sseggona.
Kyagulanyi, whose supporters and a section of opposition politicians had planned to receive, could not meet them because the Police had warned the politicians and the public not to hold any meeting or procession.
Kyagulanyi responded on Twitter writing, "I am a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in my country. This impunity must stop now".More news: Hazard asked to be left out of PAOK clash