Ugandan journalist Francis Isano arrested for taking photos of police station

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 12 January 2023

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: One

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Police


Francis Isano, a Ugandan photojournalist, was on January 12, 2023, briefly arrested by authorities who accused him of “illegally” taking pictures outside the Central Police Station (CPS) where he’d been deployed. The police then reportedly took his camera and deleted the photos he’d taken.

Source: Nairobi News 

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