Journalist in detention for the second day without a charge.

HRNJ-Uganda Alert,

Kampala, 27th November 2013;

 Journalist in detention for the second day without a charge.

Police continues to detain a Top radio journalist, Kasule Richard aka Kamagu at the Central Police Station-Kampala without charging him.

Police chased away people who had come to visit Kamagu at the Station. The officer in a police uniform manning the custody physically assaulted the journalist as he chased away his visitors.

Kamagu has since 26th November, written three statements, but not sure of the charges to be brought against him. But it is widely said that he would be charged with inciting violence when he hosted in studios the Kampala City’ Deputy Lord Mayor, Sulaiman Kiddandala, barely after after the Lord Mayor was impeached despite an earlier court order stopping the process.

HRNJ-Uganda calls upon the police to be transparent in handling this matter and accord the journalist fair treatment and take him to court or release him unconditionally. The two other journalists, Mulindwa Mukasa and Halima Uthman who had been arrested when they came to police to rescue Kamagu, were released. Mulindwa was charged with Obstruction.

 

For More Information Contact;
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)

Plot 18, Block 12 Stensera Road Kayanja Triangle Zone
P.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala. Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627
E-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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