REUTERS/Abubaker LubowaA Ugandan military court on Monday released on bail 18 supporters of singer-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine detained since the start of the year on charges lawyers and government critics say are politically motivated.
"They were granted bail, so for now they have some temporary freedom," their lawyer, George Musisi, told Reuters.
Wine rejected the results, alleging ballot stuffing, intimidation of his supporters and falsification of ballot tallies.
Since last year security forces have detained hundreds of Wine's supporters for interrogations, according to rights activists, the government and opposition officials.
"These young people spent six months in jail over charges that were simply punishment for supporting the opposition," Musisi said.
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Kampala, Uganda, U.S