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Uganda: Drop Charges Against Law Student

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The flag of Uganda. © 2018 Press Association via AP Images (Kampala) – Ugandan authorities should drop the abusive charges against a 24-year-old law student over a tweet, Human Rights Watch said today. Michael Muhima was charged on May 14, 2021, with “offensive communication” for a tweet he posted in November 2020, parodying the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga. Muhima was jailed and denied access to his family and lawyers for five days before being released on bail. “By prosecuting Michael Muhima for tweeting a joke, Ugandan authorities are sending a chilling message…

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