Bobi Wine protests: Uganda military sorry over beating reporters

Tyres burning during a protest Symbol copyright AFP Symbol caption On Monday, protesters took to the streets of the capital, Kampala, to name for MP Bobi Wine’s free up

Uganda’s army has made a rare apology after soldiers were caught on movie beating up a journalist who was masking an illustration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday.

Other journalists were also crushed as they had been reporting at the protests.

An military remark defined the soldiers’ conduct as “unprofessional” and stated they’d be arrested.

There has been political pressure in Uganda after Wine, and 4 competition MPs, had been arrested last week.

Earlier, The Big Apple-based Human Rights Watch referred to as on the Ugandan police and military to stop assaults at the media and appreciate the rights of all protesters.

Symbol copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine beat candidates from the main political events in closing yr’s by means of-election to turn out to be an MP

Human Rights Watch says the beating and arresting of newshounds is evidence the Ugandan authorities wish to quilt up the habits of the security forces.

In an announcement, the military says it is dedicated to having a “strong partnership” with journalists.

Wine, a well-liked Afrobeats musician whose actual identify is Robert Kyagulanyi, used to be elected as an unbiased MP final 12 months.

He is still in detention and is because of seem earlier than an army court on Thursday on fees of unlawfully owning firearms.

His circle of relatives allege he has been overwhelmed up in custody, however the army, which is keeping the MP, says that is now not the case.

President Yoweri Museveni has pushed aside the reports that Wine had suffered serous injuries as “fake news”.

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