Govt blocks Bobi Wine’s foreign lawyer

Mr Robert Amsterdam (left) is a Canadian international lawyer of the law firm Amsterdam & Partners, with offices in Washington, DC and London. COURTESY PHOTO

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Role. The lawyer is supposed to offer technical, advisory and research services.

An international lawyer acting on behalf of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, might not represent him in Uganda’s courts after government reportedly declared him a persona non grata.
Mr Robert Amsterdam is one of the lawyers who has come up to defend Mr Kyagulanyi against the treason charges government slapped on him on Thursday.

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