Several journalists have been brutalized by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces and the Uganda Police force as they covered the presentation of a petition by the National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi UN office of Human Rights.
Journalists who have been clobbered to the pulp include Irene Abalo of the Daily Monitor, John Cliff Wamala of NTV, Timothy Murungi of the New Vision and Joseph Namakumbi.
Also, roads leading to the UNHR office, where NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi is delivering a petition have been blocked.
Other National Unity Platform leaders including the Kalangala Woman MP elect Helen Nakimuli remain stranded as Police neither allows them to leave the premises neither are they allowed entering the UNHR office where Kyagulanyi is presenting his petition on rights violations against his supporters.
Kyagulanyi on Tuesday, while speaking to the media at the National Unity Platform headquarters said his team will present a petition to the United Nations Office of Human Rights protesting the increasing violation and harassment of his supporters by state security agencies.
Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda Executive Director Robert Ssempala condemns such Police brutality.
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