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Ugandan Police arrests 2 journalists over cartoon

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Posted January 13, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in News ~ 1,405 views

     


(AP:KAMPALA, Uganda) Ugandan police say they have arrested two journalists for publishing a defamatory cartoon of the president.

Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi says that Samuel Ssejaka and Mustapha Mugisha were arrested for a front page cover of their Summit Business Review magazine which depicted a knife-wielding President Yoweri Museveni ready to carve up a cake shaped like Uganda.

Billboards depicting the cartoon have also been pulled down.

Uganda is a staunch ally of the U.S. but in recent years civil society groups have begun to criticize the East African country’s president for what they describe as increasingly autocratic rule.

Several journalists in Uganda have pending court cases after being accused of defaming the president.


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