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Sadat Waligo of Red Pepper in prison uniform while on remand at Kakondo Prison in 2016

Lyantonde Based Journalist Acquitted of Criminal Defamation Charge

Lyantonde Based Journalist Acquitted of Criminal Defamation Charge

Lyantonde, 18th /September/ 2017; Sadat Waligo, a Correspondent of Red Pepper newspaper in Lyantonde District  was acquitted of the charges of criminal defamation by Lyantonde Magistrates Court. “I find that the Prosecution did not prove or place the accused person on the scene of crime in participation yet every element of the offence has to be proved

Teba Arukol a journalist who was summoned by Police Photo:Facebook

Police ‘summons’ journalist over a Facebook post

Moroto, 1st /September/2016; Police in Moroto District, North Eastern Uganda summoned a freelance journalist, Teba Arukol, over a Facebook post about the Karamajong cultural leaders. The journalist, who reported yesterday morning at Moroto Central Police Station, told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, the Criminal Intelligence Officer Moroto called ordering him to report to the station.

HRNJ-Uganda Lawyer Diana Nandudu(extreme right) speaking to Sadati Waligo(red jacket) outside the Magistrates Court in Lyantonde.

Court sets hearing date for Criminal defamation case against journalist

Lyantonde, 21st /July/ 2016; The Magistrates Court in Lyantonde has today, 21st /July 2016, set 28th /July 2016, as a date for hearing the criminal defamation case against Sadati Waligo, a Red Pepper correspondent in Lyantonde District. Sadati is accused of publishing libellous material against the resident District Commissioner of Lyantonde, Sulaiman Tugaragara Matojo Ssalongo.

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