Uganda: Website editor charged with criminal libel

A journalist appeared in Kampala Magistrates Court yesterday charged with criminal libel. Timothy Kalyegira, the editor of Uganda Record, a website which has been critical of the country’s governing National Resistance Movement. Kalyegira was initially questioned over articles which suggested that Somali based militants, al Shabaab, were connected to the 11 July bombings in Kampala which killed 76 people. He is being remanded in Luzira Prison until his next trial date on 6 June.