Unwanted Witness petitions speaker of Parliament over amendments to the Communications Act.

Kampala, 2/March/2017; Unwanted Witness and Center for Law and Development, have petitioned the speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga challenging Bill No. 2 of the proposed amendments to the communications Act. In an open letter to the speaker and copied to the chairperson, ICT committee, Hon. Mary Turyahikayo, Bill...

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Uganda’s poor human rights record negatively impacts on Kampala lawyer’s law suit in Ireland

Several reports published by both national and international rights groups have for years put Uganda government on spot for her consistent violation of citizens’ human rights especially the right to freedom of expression and assembly. The same incidents have continuously been captured and highlighted by the various local and...

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GoU Tables Amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2002 (as amended 2015).

Kampala, 3rd /February/2017; Barely in less than two years, Ugandan government is seeking to amend the Anti-terrorism act, 2015. The Anti Terrorism Act, 2015 is ranked by the Unwanted Witness as one of the most repressive on the land, which is being enforced without judicial oversight. The 2015 amendments...

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Uganda Police unleashes new method of spying

Kampala, 30th January 2017; Uganda Police has launched a “Crime Preventers” app targeting and tracking Internet users real time particularly those using mobile devices. The app was released on January 19th, 2017 to enable Internet users report crime online and contact police with ease. By 2016, Internetlivestats.com puts Uganda’s...

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Online activist gets Bail as Prosecution parades two witnesses.

Kampala, January 3rd, 2017; Buganda road court magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has granted a 50m shillings none cash bail to Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga who has spent over two weeks on remand at Luzira prison. Nsamba is being charged with offensive communication and libel as per section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2002 and section 179 of the Penal Code Act respectively. Magistrate Kamasanyu fixed 11th January 2017 as hearing date for Nsamba’s case. Meanwhile Prosecution had...

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Court charges an online activist with libel and offensive communication, remanded to prison.

Kampala, December 19th, 2016; Buganda road court magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has today remanded Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga to Luzira prison after he pleaded not guilty to charges of offensive communication and liable as per the section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2002 and section 179 of the Penal Code...

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Nebbi Blogger is receiving life-threatening messages

Nebbi, 14th/December/2016; information reaching the Unwanted Witness indicates that the leadership of Nebbi Diocese Church of Uganda is threatening a blogger in the district following publication of a blog implicating a priest at Paidha church of Uganda for indulging in alleged sexual relations with a teenager. According to the...

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Police Confiscates mobile phone, arrest and detain activist over a Facebook post.

Updated:December 15th, 2016  CID Extends activist’s Bond. The Criminal Investigation Department of Kibuli, Kampala has extended the police bond for Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga to Thursday 22nd December 2016. Nsamba who reported today for his third bond appearance, did not appear in court as earlier promised by police and was...

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