Unknown people broke into HRNJ-Uganda offices, stole property

Kampala, 22nd/April/2013; unknown person(s) broke into the office of the National Coordinator of Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) in the wee hours of Sunday night on 22nd/April/ 2013, and stole organization properties. They stole a computer and photo camera. The motive of the robbery is not yet established as they left behind other valuable commodities in the same office.

Prior to this incident, there have been three unsuccessful attempts on the organisation’s office this year and several other attempts in the past three years. The office is located along Kivebulaya road in Mengo, Rubaga division in Uganda’s Capital Kampala. It is watched over by armed guard at night. The police are investigating the matter.

“This break-in possesses a very big threat to the organization and its staff. The motive could have been accessing confidential information of the organization. We implore the police to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.” Said HRNJ-Uganda’s National Coordinator Wokulira Ssebaggala

                                          

 

 For More Information Contact;

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)

Kivebulaya Road Mengo Kampala Opp. St. Marcelino Pre. SchoolP.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala. Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627E-mail: news@hrnjuganda.org / humanrajournalists@yahoo.co.uk /Website: http://www.hrnjuganda.org ;BLOG: http://hrnjuganda.blogpost.com

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About Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda

HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights-minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a deteriorating context due to glaring abuses targeting the media. The network gained formal registration as an independent non-profit and non-partisan media organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership across the board including the print and electronic media, freelance investigative journalists and individuals from other professions.
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