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Red pepper journalists denied bail, sent back to Luzira

Detained Red Pepper Journalists

Red pepper Journalists have this morning been sent back to Luzira prison till 19th December over Rwanda coup story.

The five Directors and three Editors of the Red Pepper publications appeared before at Buganda Road Court in Kampala where they were all able to apply for bail.

In the same plea, court has set 19th December for their bail hearing and on that day, their fate on either to get or be denied bail will be determined.

The charged Directors include, Arinaitwe Rugyendo, Patrick Mugumya, Johnson Musinguzi, Richard Tusiime and James Mujuni, and editors; Ben Byarabaha, Richard Kintu and Francis Tumusiime.

Red Pepper premises have remained under siege since 21st Nov, 2017 without producing its regular publications of The Red Pepper Newspaper, Kamunye Newspaper, Entasi Weekly Newspaper and Red Pepper Online.

In the libel charge, the suspects are accused to have caused publication and distribution of newspaper story lines that injured the reputations of President Museveni, his young brother Gen. Salim Saleh Caleb Akanandwaho and the security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, and that the publication allegedly subjected the trio to hatred, contempt and Ridicule.

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