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Journalist in detention for the second day without a charge.
Kampala, 27th/November/2013; Police continues to detain a Top radio journalist, Kasule Richard aka Kamagu at the Central Police Station-Kampala without charging him.Police chased away people who had come to...Full Story here | More photos
Police continues to detain a Top radio journalist, Kasule Richard aka Kamagu at the Central Police Station-Kampala without charging him.
Police chased away people who had come to visit Kamagu at the Station. The officer in a police uniform manning the custody physically assaulted the journalist as he chased away his visitors.
Kamagu has since 26th November, written three statements, but not sure of the charges to be brought against him.
But it is widely said that he would be charged with inciting violence when he hosted in studios the Kampala City’ Deputy Lord Mayor, Sulaiman Kiddandala, barely after after the Lord Mayor was impeached despite an earlier court order stopping the process.
HRNJ-Uganda calls upon the police to be transparent in handling this matter and accord the journalist fair treatment and take him to court or release him unconditionally....Full Story here
Three journalists arrested at Wandegeya Police Station in a day
Kampala, 26th/November/2013;Three journalists have been arrested by police at Wandegeya police station in Kampala. One of them, Kisuule Richard aka Kamagu –a radio presenter was picked from a radio station –Top Radio a....Read full story | More Photos
Three journalists have been arrested by police at Wandegeya police station in Kampala. One of them, Kisuule Richard aka Kamagu –a radio presenter was picked from a radio station –Top Radio at Bwaise a suburb of Kampala for hosting an opposition politician. He has been charged with inciting violence, and transferred to the Central Police Station (CPS) at Kampala to reduce the swelling number of journalists who were storming the station in solidarity with their colleagues.
The Top Radio Station Manager, Nicholas Nyombi said that he received orders from his boss that the broadcast regulatory body, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had order the radio to stop forthwith the one-hour-long talkshow which had only run for about 25 minutes, or risked having the station being switched off.
The Commissioner for Media Crimes at the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID), Simon Kuteesa told HRNJ-Uganda that Kamagu was arrested for inciting violence....Full story here