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Red Pepper journalists standing in the dock at Buganda Road Court during their bail application hearing

Court remands the red pepper directors and editors for two more weeks

Court remands the red pepper directors and editors for two more weeks

Kampala, 06th/December/2017: The jailed  five (5) Red Pepper Directors and three (3) senior Editors have been sent back on remand at Luzira prison for another two weeks until the 19th/ December 2017. The eight were first sent on remand at Luzira prison last week over charges of allegedly publishing information prejudicial to security, libel and offensive communication to

Redpepper Editor and Directors standing in the dock during a court session at Buganda Road Magistrates court Photo credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Red Pepper Directors and Editors charged with seven counts and remanded to prison

Kampala, 27th November 2017, After a week in detention at Nalufenya, a hardcore criminal detention center, the five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper publications have been charged before the Buganda Road Court with seven counts including publication of information prejudicial to national security, libel and offensive communication. The charged Directors include, Arinaitwe

Extreme right is Fred Mukasa Kiku who was interrogated over a radio talk show he hosted standing outside CIID Police headquarters with Robert Ssempala(center) and Pearl FM News editor. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police interrogates two journalists

Kibuli, 15th/September/2016; Two journalists have been interrogated by the Crime Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Uganda police over their work. Benon Tugumisiirize, formerly of Red Pepper newspaper was arrested on 14th September 2016 as he left Buganda Road Magistrates court where he had gone to attend his trial on criminal defamation. Earlier on, Fred

Waligo-Sadat-a-red-pepper-correspondent-who-was-remanded-to-Kakondo-Prison-over-alleged-criminal-libel Photo: Davis Buyondo

Journalist on criminal defamation charges granted bail

Lyantonde, 23rd /June/ 2016; Sadati Waliggo, of Red Pepper newspaper was today morning 23rd /June/ 2016 granted a non cash bail of five hundred thousand Uganda shillings (USD 151) by Lyantonde Grade One Magistrate Muinda Tadeo. His sureties, Paul Sekandi, a journalist with Link FM and Nuruyati Namuleme a business woman were each required to pay two million Uganda

Waligo Sadati standing as a prison warden looks.

Journalist remanded to prison over criminal defamation charges

Lyantonde, 21st /June/ 2016; Waligo Sadati a journalist with Red Pepper, based in Lyantonde District has today 21st /June/ 2016 been remanded over criminal defamation charges. He was remanded to Kakondo prison until Thursday 23rd June, 2016, by Lyantonde Grade One magistrate Muyinda Tadeo. Sadati is accused of defaming the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, Sulaiman

City tycoon ‘fails’ to pin journalists in a criminal  defamation case.

Kampala, 27th/January/2016; Hearing of a criminal defamation case in which four journalists Ronald Nahebwa, Benon Tugumisirize, Madina Nalwanga are accused of  defaming city tycoons continued on  27th /January/2016 with one of the  prosecution witnesses Ephraim Ntaganda revealing that he never complained to police about the journalists. Ntaganda who was cross-examined by four lawyers, told court that

Police quizzes, detains top newspaper editors incommunicado over publication of missing presidential candidate aide’s ‘body’

Kireka, 08th/January/2016; Ugandan police on 7th /Jan/2016, detained the Managing Editors of the Red Pepper and its sister paper Kamunye Ben Baryabaha and Mubiru Dickson respectively after a six hour interrogation over publication of a dead body presumed to be of one Christopher Aine that appeared in both publications on 7th/Jan/2016. By the time HRNJ-Uganda

Journalists facing Defamation ask Court to dismiss charge sheet

Kampala, 23rd /October/2015; Four Ugandan journalists have asked Court at Buganda Road to strike out a charge sheet in which they were allegedly joined improperly as parties to a criminal defamation case. This was in a case in which the prosecution, led by Peter Mugisha, alleges that Ronald Nahabwe and Benon Tugumisirize of the Red