Ugandan Newspaper Editors Appear in Court, Denied Bail

The editors of local daily tabloid Red Pepper have been charged with seven counts, including the publication of information prejudicial to security and libel. The group is also said to have published newspaper story lines that injured the reputations of President Yoweri Museveni, his brother General Salim Saleh and security minister Lieutenant General Henery Tumukunde. They denied the charges.



Red Pepper directors and editors in the dock at Buganda Road Court on Monday.

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    Observer, 27 November 2017

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    Independent (Kampala), 27 November 2017

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