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HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court adjourns a journalist’s assault case against a senior police officer

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court adjourns a journalist’s assault case against a senior police officer

Kampala, 18th/ February/2015; Court at  Buganda Road has adjourned a case in which a Wavah Broad Casting Services (WBS) Journalist,  Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesige a former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station. This was after defence counsel George Spencer made an oral application seeking for a two weeks’ adjournment

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Internal Affairs Minister orders for investigations into violations against journalists by armed forces.

Kampala, 15th/February/2015; The Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has ordered for investigations into cases of violations of media freedom and journalists rights, and release the reports to the public in order to end impunity. He also called for continuous dialogue between the media and key government institutions and departments. This was during a

HRNJ-Uganda alert, Journalist testifies against police boss

Kampala, 4th/February/2015;  Hearing of a criminal case in which the suspended Old Kampala District Police Commander (DPC), SP Joram Mwesigye, is accused of assaulting a WBS TV journalist, Lwanga Andrew has commenced on 04/February/2015, at Buganda Road Magistrates Court before Her Worship Sanyu Mukasa. The first prosecution witness, Joseph Settimba, a journalist with the government

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