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ugandan police arrest At Least nine Journalist covering Opposition MP bobi wine

Posted : 03:14 AM Sep 21,2018 by ICPFJ
Serial Number : icpfj000154357

ugandan police arrest At Least nine Journalist covering Opposition MP bobi wine

Bobi wine retruns to uganda, brothere arested

Bobi Wine's elder brother Eddie Yahwe has been arrested at Entebbe International Airport where he had gone to pick the Kyadondo East MP. He is currently being detained at Entebbe Police Station.

Bobi Wine is returning from America where he had been for three weeks seeking for specialized medical treatment after the alleged torture by SFC soldiers. He is expected to touch the ground at Entebbe Airport at 12:45pm.sep 20th Thursday

Meanwhile several people including journalists have been blocked and some arrested while heading to Entebbe Airport to meet Bobi Wine.

Network who was among those arrested, told ICPFJ. Lubulwa, who is also the secretary general of the press rights group Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda, identified the other journalists as Diana Kibuuka from CBS Radio, Eve Muganga from Daily Monitor, Charles Katabalwa from Radio Sapientia, Luwamba Julius from New Vision, and Emmanuel Nkata, from Prime Radio. Sirajje Kiberu, with the privately owned KTV, said in a Facebook post that he was arrested on his way to the airport. Sematimba Bwejjire, of the privately owned Radio Simba, told  icpjf that he was reporting near the airport when police officers confiscated his phone, and held him for about two hours. All were released without charge.

Others arrested include Bobi Wine's colleague Nubian Li, former Makerere University guild president Roy Semboga, Dan Magic and Democratic party Deputy Spokesman Alex Mufumbira.

"The army and police have arrested me and other four colleagues, on our way to Entebbe Airport and have decided to detain us at Entebbe Police Station," Nubian posted on his facebook timeline.


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