Monday, May 16, 2011

Besigye Under House Arrest

A heavy contingent of police blocked the road to Besigye’s house and surrounded his house placing him under house arrest for the better part of Monday. This according to Uganda’s media was in anticipation for another walk to work protests which are normally staged every Monday and Thursday since April 11th.
And in other developments Ugandan journalists Monday lived up to their threat by not covering any governmental functions. This follows last week’s brutality on the journalists who were covering the return of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. Geoffrey Sebagala is the program’s coordinator of the human rights network for journalists in Kampala.
Sebagala further said that the black is set to continue till the government of Uganda takes up its role and protect the rights of the people. And this according to Sebagala will start by them settling all the medical bills incurred by the journalists who were beaten and also by returning their confiscated gadgets.

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