International lawyer Robert Amsterdam today has delivered the following open letter to US President Donald Trump regarding the concerning situation in Uganda.
Amsterdam writes: “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.”