Uganda charges Red Pepper directors, editors with treason

Officers from the Counter Terrorism unit raid Red Pepper offices in Mukono District, Uganda on November 21, 2017. Five directors and three editors of the Pepper Publications Group have been charged with treason. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The group was arrested on Tuesday evening following the publication of a story titled “M7 plotting to overthrow Kagame – Rwanda”.
  • The directors were brought back to Namanve on Wednesday where a charge and caution statement was read to them.
  • Mr Byamukama says after Wednesday's search, the directors were taken back to Nalufenya.
  • He adds that they were brought back to their head offices in Namanve as the search continues.

Five directors and three editors of the Pepper Publications Group have been charged with treason, offensive communication and disturbing the peace of President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s Security Minister Henry Tumukunde and Gen Salim Saleh.

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