NUP diaspora propagandist intercepted and detailed at Entebbe Airport

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 14 May 2023

Location: Entebbe Airport, Wakiso

No. of people affected: One

Profession of affected person(s): Content creator.

Perpetrator(s): Police

What happened

National Unity Platform propagandist, Fazir Mayanja, a Ugandan residing in Ireland was intercepted by security operatives as he entered the country via Entebbe Airport.

Mayanja was asked to step aside, his bags ransacked and he was also subjected to a physical check before taking him away to an unknown destination.

Mayanja was later arrested briefly by the Aviation Police and charged with computer misuse under case file 25/ 13/5/2023. He was later bonded by police and required to report back on May 19th. Mayanja Fazir is the proprietor of the Ekyooto news website and other media platforms under the same name, which have been used to publish anti-government propaganda in the past years.

While many pro-government and anti-government analysts claim that Mayanja’s problems stem from a series of publications laced with heavy anti-government propaganda, a section also believes that Mayanja, who had recently toned down on the propaganda is in the country for a deal with some elements in the central government.

Source: Nilepost 

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