Monthly Archives: January 2015

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Human Rights activist mobbed up, assaulted in the presence of police

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Human Rights activist mobbed up, assaulted in the presence of police

Fort-Portal, 29thJanuary 2015; Gerald Kankya, an activist working with the Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC), a community based governance organization in Fort-Portal, Western Uganda, was allegedly attacked, assaulted and battered by about 30 club wielding men along Lugard Road in Fort Portal town on the afternoon of 23rd January 2015.   Kankya, a European Union Human

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist violently attacked by police discharged from hospital

Kampala, 29th/January/2015; A Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) Television journalist, Lwanga Andrew who was violently assaulted by the suspended Division Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala Police Station, Joram Mwesigye, has been discharged from St. Francis Hospital Nsambya where he was admitted two weeks ago in critical condition. Much as police had committed to paying his

Prosecution witness denies being obstructed by journalist

Kampala, 23rd January 2015; Hearing of a case in which Mulindwa Mukasa, of Associated Press is accused of obstructing Wandegeya District Police Commander continued today at the Magistrate’s Court, at the Law Development Centre in Kampala.   Testifying before Grade One Magistrate Jolly Nkore, Detective Sergeant Mugisa Abas, the second prosecution witness, told court that

HRNJ Uganda, Journalists protest police brutality, slap media blackout.

Kampala, 13th January 2015; Cruelty against journalists recurred when police officers attached to Jinja Road Police Station intercepted and pepper-sprayed journalists who were peacefully walking to Police Headquarters at Naguru, a City suburb to petition the Inspector General of Police against the violent attacks on journalists by police officers. Through their umbrella body, Human Rights

HRNJ-Uganda, A senior police officer assaults journalists on duty.

Kampala, 12th/ January/2015; a senior police officer, Joram Mwesigye  the Division Police Commander (DPC) for Old Kampala police station has on the 12th January 2015, assaulted two  journalists, Lwanga Andrew of Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television and Joseph Ssettimba working with the government owned Bukedde Television. Lwanga sustained injuries on the head and is currently

HRNJ-Uganda alert, sentenced CBS radio journalist dies at Masaka hospital

Masaka, 02nd/January/2015; Ronald Ssembuusi, a journalist formally working with the Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio has passed on. He died at dawn on the 2nd of January 2015 at Masaka Referral hospital, where he had been admitted due to his deteriorating health.   In October 2014, the Magistrates Court at Kalangala convicted and sentenced Ssembuusi