Allinda Michael Ziggy Wine

Ziggy Wine was kidnapped in July 2019; his mutilated body was found one week later, and he died in hospital shortly after. His family believes the state played a… More

David Mugema

Mugema, a musician and activist, was arrested on December 5, 2017 for the dissemination of his song “Wumula,” seen as offensive to President Yoweri Museveni. He was released on… More

Moses Nsubuga Viboyo

Nsubuga, a musician and activist, was arrested and charged for allegedly using derogatory terms in a song to refer to President Yoweri Museveni on October 4, 2018. He was… More

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Stella Nyanzi

Dr. Nyanzi was arrested in 2017 for posting a poem online about President Museveni’s birth, using the metaphor of his mother’s vagina to criticize his repressive rule; and again… More

Writers at Risk Database

Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine

Musician Bobi Wine has galvanized a generation of Ugandans to seek new leadership. He has opposed President Museveni's policies and has been barred from performing his music. He is… More

Dr. Stella Nyanzi

Stella Nyanzi | Status: On Trial | Uganda

Jump to: Case Background Case Updates In Their Words Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan medical anthropologist, activist, and writer, was convicted after writing and posting a poem online, in which she criticized Ugandan… More