A Ugandan military court on Monday released on bail 18 supporters of singer-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine detained since the start of the year on charges lawyers and government critics say are politically motivated. This, Reuters reports, follows the release on 25 May of a first batch of 17 activists from a group of 35 originally detained on 30 December for violating Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings. They were subsequently charged in a military court with weapons offences, even though all the accused are civilians.