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BBC journalists detained in Kampala

Publish date: 11 February 2019
Issue Number: 810
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

Ugandan police have detained a team of BBC journalists in Kampala. The journalists were investigating the illegal sales of government drugs. In a statement, the company said it had been in contact with the relevant authorities and was working to resolve the situation. Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said, ‘I am yet to find out the logic why police arrested these journalists, who in my view were helping government to unearth the rot which is in the system.'

Full BBC News report