By our reporter
The Online Media Publishers Association is demanding for unconditional release of detained Investigator News founder and editor, Mr Stanley Ndawula.
The Police Force detained Mr Ndawula along with Robert Ndawula, a reporter of the same online media house on Tuesday night.
The duo was arrested after being interrogated at Police’s Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID).
A statement issued by the Online Media Publishers Association and signed by its president Giles Muhame, said the digital journalists were being held on charges related to allegations of offensive communication under the Computer Misuse Act.
Mr Ndawula who has previously criticized the police leadership, alleges some powerful officials in the law enforcement body, want him remanded at Luzira Prison.
He further states he was provided documents to sign for police bond which was not granted to him before being driven to Kiira Road Police Station in Kampala where he is incarcerated.
“We condemn the arrests of Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula,” said the statement, which this website, associate with.
The other journalists who appeared at the police station to check on Stanley were also asked to record statements.
The statement citing Article 20 and Article 221, which require that all organs and agencies of government including security organizations and all persons must observe, uphold and respect human rights and freedoms in the performance of their functions further called upon “Police authorities to stop this arbitrary harassment of journalists and respect freedom of the press, as called for in the country’s constitution.”
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