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Police officer convicted of assaulting a television journalist.

Police officer convicted of assaulting a television journalist.

Kampala, 10th/March/2017, The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala, Joram Mwesigye guilty of assaulting a WBS Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga. He has been fined (Sentenced) one million shillings (USD 282), and Five million shillings (USD 1,409) compensation to the assaulted journalist which he has

Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock during a court session Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Judgement Day for Joram Mwesigye

It was 12th January 2015 when a WBS Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga who was covering a peaceful procession by a group of unemployed youth along Namirembe Road in Kampala, met his unfortunate fate when he was brutally assaulted by a senior police officer, the then District Police Commander (DPC) of Old Kampala, Joram Mwesigye. Lwanga

Joram Mwesigye standing in the dock during the court hearing at Buganda Road Magistrates Court Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Court sets judgment date for a case against a senior police officer, as a private guard destroys a journalist’s gadget

Kampala, 25th/ January /2017; Buganda Road Magistrates Court has set the 10th March 2017 to deliver its judgment in a case against a senior police officer, Joram Mwesigye –the former DPC of Old Kampala Police Station, who is accused of assaulting a WBS Television journalist Andrew Lwanga. This was after the defence closed the case

Joram Mwesigye extreme left standing in the dock during the court session. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Magambo

Police officer denies assaulting a journalist, describe the charges as false

Kampala, 08th/Dec/2016, The former Old Kampala Division Police Commander (DPC), Joram Mwesigye has on 07/Dec/2016, started his defence in a case of assault of a journalist and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges preferred against him, describing them as false and accusing the State of turning against him. During his unsworn testimony which

Joram Mwesigye the police officer accused of assaulting a journalist inside the court room Photo Credit: Francis Tumwekwasize

Court orders police officer to defend himself over assaulting a TV journalist

Kampala, 18th/November/2016; Buganda Road Court has on 18th November 2016, ordered the former Old Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye to defend himself against charges of assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) TV journalist Andrew Lwanga. The Presiding Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that she perused the evidence of  the six (6) prosecution witnesses

Battered journalist suffering two years after attack

This statement was originally published on Doha Centre for Media Freedom on 20/10/2016 Story by Halima Athumani Ugandan journalist Andrew Lwanga, incapacitated with a spinal injury two years ago, is still seeking for both treatment and justice. In 2015 the Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) Uganda registered 143 cases of assault, including Lwanga’s injury. On

Assaulted journalist’s exhibited video camera still missing as case drags.

Kampala, 4th/ February/2016; Hearing of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) television journalist, Andrew Lwanga’ assault case has taken a new twist with the emergency of ‘new things’ on the case file which needed court’s attention in chambers. Prosecution led by Jonathan Muwaganya prayed for an adjournment in light of the new discoveries. “We have discovered

Video camera ‘exhibit’ goes missing as Investigating police Officer testifies in a Journalist’s assault case.

Kampala, 14th January 2016; A police officer –Detective Assistant Superintendent of police Angenyo Moureen, who investigated an assault and malicious damage to property case of a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television journalist, Andrew Lwanga has on 14th January 2016, testified against the former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station Joram Mwesigye who is

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