“They are now leaving, we hope this doesn’t change later today,” George Musisi said.
Justice Michael Elubu, who heads the court’s civil division, said if the government had evidence against Wine, he should be charged in court and not “held unjustifiably at his home,” according to Musisi.
Wine, a popular singer, was the main opposition frontrunner in the presidential elections held on January 14 and his home has been surrounded by military and police since the elections ended.
Wine rejects the election results, saying he has evidence of fraud and intimidation.
Wine’s team will decide today whether they will appeal the results of the elections. Wine’s team had hoped to decide sooner, but have been unable to meet because of the house arrest, Musisi added.
The deadline to do so is on February 2.
The US embassy in Uganda welcomed the High Court ruling and said it “underscores the role of an impartial judiciary.”
The US ambassador, Natalie E. Brown, was blocked from visiting Wine on January 18 when she went to check on his health and safety, she said in a Facebook post.