By Bobi Wine
Alexandreos Marinos is a 29 year old young woman who has been strongly supporting the People Power Movement and the National Unity Platform over the years. She has been living in Mbuya, not very far from the CMI facility.
A few days back, she was attacked by uniformed and non-uniformed soldiers who abducted her and took her to the CMI facility. She was gravely tortured and sustained several injuries. Like many other women who end up in these detention facilities, she says that she was raped by the beasts who had warned her several times to stop supporting us or else she would face dire consequences.
Most women unfortunately, always fear to speak about the sexual assault, and I want to salute Marinos for speaking out about this because that might be the beginning of putting an end to these crimes . In fact, most of the women who speak to us about rape, normally request us not to disclose this because of the stigma associated with it.
Her biggest crime according to the CMI thugs who did unthinkable things to her, was that she has been playing “Bobi Wine’s music” in the neighbourhood. They said all manner of profanities to her, while kicking her, slapping her and whipping her with wires.
They warned her never to speak about this, before dumping her on a roadside. After speaking out to a few people, they attacked her again and tried to take her away two days ago. Neighbors gathered and the thugs fled. She went to police but they refused to take in her complaint!
The Museveni regime will go down as one of the most criminal regimes. It must simply be stopped. My conviction and assurance is that eventually, there will be justice to the countless victims of these crimes against humanity.