Three reporters arrested in raid
29 Apr 08

Three Ugandan journalists have been arrested after raids on the offices of the Independent magazine. The three, including the magazine’s editor Andrew Mwenda, are accused of being in possession of seditious material and of publishing inflammatory articles.

The arrests follow the publication an article about the career of a former army chief jailed for corruption, and another that alleges atrocities carried out by the Ugandan army against the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army during the 20-year conflict in the north of the country.

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By Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms and a columnist for Index on Censorship. He has also written for The Observer, The Guardian, and The Irish Times.