Security Forces Beat Up Journalists Covering Bobi Wines’ Petition To UNHRC

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Security Forces Beat Up Journalists Covering Bobi Wines' Petition To UNHRC
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A couple of journalists have been admitted to various hospitals with serious injuries they sustained when soldiers on Wednesday attacked them while covering National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi who was delivering his petition to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) offices in Kololo, Kampala.

The journalists include Geoffrey Twesigye of NTV, Irene Abalo of Daily Monitor, John Cliff Wamala of NTV, Timothy Murungi of New Vision and Josephine Namakumbi of NBS, among others.

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 to remain stranded as Police neither allows them to leave the premises neither are they allowed entering the UNHR the office where Kyagulanyi is presenting his petition on rights violations against his supporters.

“Dear @PoliceUg @UPDFspokespersn please keep up the beating. Ensure that every Ugandan is beaten. Soon there will be no one left to beat and you’ll beat yourselves. For now, enjoy the beating while it lasts. Beat!” Simon of NBS wrote.

“WE WILL NOT BEG TO DO OUR JOBS!
@cdfupdf @UPDFspokespersn it falls squarely on you to bring to account these violent characters and tame your people.
Journalism is not a crime, even criminals deserve dignity!” Raymond Mujuni of NTV wrote.

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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