Court Adjourns social media shutdown lawsuit.

Kampala, May 22nd, 2017; High Court in Kampala has today adjourned hearing of the social media suit filed by Unwanted Witness-Uganda to 8th June 2017. The adjournment follows the absence of the presiding judge Waswa Basaza.

According to a communication from the registrar’s office, the judge was unable to be in court to hear the matter and instead referred it to June 8th.

However, all parties were today present in court with Unwanted Witness being represented by Rwakafuzi and Company Advocates.

Unwanted Witness Uganda dragged the Attorney General, Uganda communications Commission and eight telecom companies to court, challenging the dual Internet shutdown and social media blockage in February and May last year.

On 30th March 2017, Justice Waswa Basaza granted an amicus curie application by Article 19.