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Uganda army chief apologises for beating of reporters

Uganda’s army chief, Gen David Muhoozi, says the beating of journalists by military police was neither sanctioned nor justified, and the army would pay their medical bills.

The incident occurred outside the UN Human Rights office where the opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine was delivering a petition over human rights abuses.

Six journalists were injured after being beaten with sticks.

In a media briefing at the army headquarters, Gen Muhoozi said the public would be informed of the action taken against the soldiers.

The UN condemned the attack and called for action to be taken against those responsible.

Last week the European Union called on the Ugandan government to stop police and military attacks on journalists ,human rights defenders and opposition politicians.

Six of them were injured. The army said it would pay their medical bills.

BBC.COM

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