This article is published by France24. Here is an excerpt:
The New Year was off to a harrowing start for Eva Basiima, wife of award- winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. She had not heard from her husband since his arrest last week after the satirical novelist disparaged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his powerful son in social media posts.
When she saw her husband again on Monday, Basiima was left traumatised.
Nearly a week after his December 28 arrest, security forces brought Rukirabashaija home while they conducted a search of his home. The 33-year-old novelist and winner of the prestigious 2021 PEN Pinter Prize displayed visible signs of torture, according to his wife.
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