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UJA drags UPDF to court over Kololo incident that happened last year

The Civil Division of the High Court has adjourned a hearing of the suit by journalists and the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) against UPDF individual officers who allegedly beat journalists at UN human Rights Offices in Kololo in February this year.

This after the respondents in the matter asked for more time to explore mediation with the beaten journalist.

Even though hearing of the suit against Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) over the assault of journalists was scheduled to start today, this was not possible.

Different UPDF soldiers were dragged to court after they allegedly beat up journalists at the UN Human Rights Offices in Kololo in February this year.

Even though parties in the matter were in court, respondents requested for more time to explore the possibility of an out of court settlement.

The parties were granted thirty days within which to mediation and return to court.

The matter is one of many others where journalists have found themselves in legal entanglements with security officers over assault and violations while on duty.

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