Thursday, September 9, 2010

Court summons journalist’s attacker

Kampala, 09th/09/2010; Buganda road court has summoned National Resistance Movement (NRM) Entrepreneur league leader Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba to answer charges of assaulting the New Vision photo journalist.

Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba also the chairman Uganda Muslim Supreme Council on 06th/09/2010 slapped and boxed and shattered Arthur Kintu’s lips at the on-going conference of the NRM special organs at Namboole stadium in Kira Town Council, Wakiso district.

Basajjabala was allegedly angered by being photographed by Kintu.

The summons issued today 09th/09/2010 at around 3:30pm by Grade One Magistrate Buganda road court Francis Kobusheshe require Basajjabalaba l to appear before court on 17th/09/2010. “Welcome the court action. It’s an achievement in our struggle to end impunity in Uganda” Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) Programmes Coordinator Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala said.

Prosecution has also preferred bribery charges against Basajjabalaba. Sources told HRNJ-Uganda the file has been referred to anti-graft court.

HRNJ-Uganda calls on the judiciary which is temple of justice to expedite the hearing of the case.

For more information contact;
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Kivebulaya Road, Mengo- Bulange, Kampala Opp. St. Marcelino Preparatory School
Tel: +256-414-667627 / +256-701-810079
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