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Red Pepper journos granted bail

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Five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper Publications who were arrested in November after allegedly publishing a story indicating the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was hatching plans to oust the government of his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, have been granted bail by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court.

The ruling to release the eight who have since been charged with among other crimes, publication of information prejudicial to national security and ‘disturbing the peace’ of President Museveni, his brother General Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Salem, and Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, was made by Grade One Magistrate Samuel Kagoda, who said he had instructions from the Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda.

The Red Pepper Publications officials released today include Arinaitwe Rugyendo, Richard Kintu, James Mujuni, Patrick Mugumya, Richard Tusiime, Johnson Musingunzi , Ben Byarabaha and Francis Tumusiime.

 

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