At a news conference Thursday, Ugandan police chief pathologist Moses Byruhanga said 14 people had died from gunshot wounds. Among the dead were only the victims who were brought to the city morgue.
At the same press conference, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango said more than 300 people had been arrested as protests continued.
He has been denied access to his lawyers and medical team, Vine’s official account tweeted on Thursday.
“Only military and police officials can access him. Violation of his rights without punishment must be condemned by all persons of good conscience,” it wrote.
Ugandan police did not immediately respond to CNN calls, but in a statement posted on its official website on Wednesday, the inspector general pointed to tightening Govt-19 enforcement around campaign events.
Opposition groups called for a cease-fire in protest of the new constitution, saying it was necessary to stop the spread of Govt-19.
Following the news of Vine’s arrest, protesters took to the streets of Kampala and clashed with police and soldiers who responded with tear gas.
Another presidential candidate, Mukisha Mundu, has announced that he will suspend his campaign until his release.
EU Foreign Representative Joseph Borel Fondels tweeted on Thursday that “the government must ensure the safety of all election candidates and their supporters, regardless of the political election.”
The Red Cross in Uganda said on Thursday that it was providing medical assistance to people injured during the protests.
He joined politics as an independent in 2017 and has been a thorn in the side of President Yoweri Museveni, condemning his policies and singing songs against his government.
Wine’s presidential initiative now captures Museveni’s three decades in power. Earlier in early November he was arrested after handing over his candidatures to the Election Commission.
CNN’s Eon McSweeney and Brent Swiles contributed to the report.