“This was a textbook case,” said Alp Toker, founder of the London-based agency. “The networks still running were generally infrastructure-related or state-run,” he added.
Wine has rejected the election results, describing them as rigged and called on the country to dismiss the results.
Wine said he had evidence of fraud and intimidation, but he did not provide details of what evidence he had, saying his team would share it when communications lines were restored.
He had earlier accused the electoral commission of vote rigging.
When contacted for comment by CNN, President Museveni’s office did not reply at the time of writing.
Museveni’s house arrest of Wine and blocking of the internet were met with international condemnation over the weekend.
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor for United States President-elect Joe Biden, described the news as “deeply concerning.”
UN Watch, a non-profit human rights organization, sent mock congratulations to Museveni on his re-election saying he won after “imprisoning and silencing opponents” and “shutting down the internet.”