ISTANBUL: National Unity Platform (NUP) member and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Nkuyingi Mawada has disclosed that blogger Fred Kajjubi Lumbuye has gained his freedom.
“Our lead lawyers in
Turkey have today formally confirmed to us that Lumbuye Fred was released from administrative detention yesterday, Monday. Essentially Lumbuye is now out of prison and free,” Nkuyingi said.
“Lawyers briefed us that inspite of his release, the non concluded cases will remain ongoing and legal team in Turkey remain committed as it has been to logically conclude all such legal details,” He added.
Lumbuye was arrested in August on unclear charges. It was alleged that he was picked by unknown gunmen from his home in Turkey.
“Finally Fred Lumbuye Kajjubi has gained his freedom. #FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners,” MP Zaake Francis Butebi posted.
News about his arrest caused a stir on social media where many accused the Ugandan government of having a hand in it.
There were rumours in The Observer newspaper that the Anti-government blogger was deported and transferred to Gulu by SFC where he was being tortured to name officials who were feeding him with information on Top governmental officials.
The government however denied being in possession of him but said they would arrest him for inciting violence on social media in case he got deported.
Lumbuye is popular for speaking against President Yoweri Museveni and many more other Top governmental officials.