UGANDA PROTEST: Uganda Army Apologizes for Beating Reuter Journalist
The Uganda's army has made an unprecedented apology after soldiers were caught on film beating up a journalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday.
The army statement described the soldiers' conduct as "unprofessional" and said they would be arrested.
It will be recalled that there has been political tension in Uganda after Wine, and four opposition MPs, were arrested last week.
Wine, who was elected as an independent MP last year, is leading possibly the first major popular movement against President Yoweri Museveni by young people and was arrested during one of the protests.
President Yoweri has been in power since 1986 a situation which means most Ugandans alive today have not witnessed change of power in the country and Wine is of the opined that many of the Ugandan youth were yet to be born when Mr Museveni came to power.
Many Human Rights organization have been calling on the Ugandan police and military to stop attacks on the media and respect the rights of all protesters. In the footage being shared online, Reuter photojournalist James Akena can be clearly seen being beaten with a stick by two soldiers on a street in the capital, Kampala. The beating carried on even after Mr Akena put his hands up and fell to his knees.
Also, journalists across the globe have been condemning this barbaric act by using #JournalismIsNotACrime on various social media
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