Jan 30 • 55M

The Lawyer Who Fought Back - Uganda🇺🇬

Nicholas Opiyo is as decorated a human rights lawyer as you will ever find. His story of defending the voiceless, facing torture himself for his work is powerful. Listen to his resolve to soldier on

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Each week, political dissidents from around the world sit down with Zimbabwean democracy activist Evan Mawarire to share stories about their struggles on the frontlines of freedom.
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Growing up in the middle of a bloody civil war was Nicholas Opiyo’s childhood. He remembers skipping over dead bodies on his way to school and his father being hunted by angry political mobs. Opiyo’s inspirational story of becoming a firebrand human rights and democracy lawyer is marked with shocking moments of courage and despair in equal measures. Through it all however, he learns to turn pain into purpose as he takes on injustice and the brute force of a dictatorship that has had enough of him.