It called on all parties to refrain from violence and for “election challenges and complaints to be addressed in an independent and transparent manner.”
“This continued confinement is politically motivated and a blatant violation of their human rights. It must be lifted immediately and without any conditions.”
In the weeks leading up to the election, there were several incidences of violence and human rights violations said Human Rights Watch.
Museveni’s senior press secretary, Don Wanyama, referred CNN to the police when contacted about Wine’s house arrest, implying that the President knew nothing about the detention.
“Why would he?” Wanyama said. “Stop Musevenising everything. Talk to the police.”
The Ugandan Police Force did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor for United States President-elect Joe Biden, described the house arrest as “deeply concerning” on Sunday.
This impeded the work of journalists, observers, and party agents, said the EU ministers.