Prominent Ugandan writer, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is suing the government for alleged torture by soldiers.
Rukirabashaija was detained in December after reportedly insulting and disrespecting President Yoweri Museveni and his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba in a series of tweets. He has denied the allegations.
Rukirabashaija, an exile in Germany is praying the East African Court of Justice to rule that his detention, torture, and arrest were all unlawful.
In 2021, Rukirabashaija was awarded the Pen Pinter Prize for a brave worldwide writer.