BREAKING: Standard TikToker Jailed 6 Years For Insulting President

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Standard Ugandan TikToker has been jailed for six years for insulting President Yoweri Museveni.

 

PoliticalNews Nigeria stories {that a} Ugandan TikToker was condemned Wednesday to 6 years in jail for spreading “deceptive and malicious” data after he insulted President Yoweri Museveni, his spouse, and their son.

 

In response to prosecutors, Edward Awebwa between February and March posted “vulgar” movies concerning the first household. The 24-year-old had pleaded responsible.

 

 

Awebwa “is pleading for mercy however he doesn’t look remorseful in any respect for his actions,” Decide Stella Maris Amabilis mentioned Wednesday as she learn the court docket’s resolution.

 

“The court docket had the chance to see the video, the language that was getting used was vulgar,” she mentioned.

 

“This court docket is of the opinion that the accused deserves punishment which can allow him to study from his previous in order that subsequent time he’ll respect the individual of the president, the primary girl and first son.”

 

NGOs routinely denounce human rights violations within the East African nation, which has been dominated with an iron fist by Museveni since 1986.

 

In 2022, the Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled to Germany claiming he’d been tortured in jail for having insulted Museveni and his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who was not too long ago named head of the military and whom the author referred to as a “child despot”.

 

The activist and author Stella Nyanzi, who has additionally been in exile in Germany since 2022, was jailed in 2019 after publishing a poem criticising the president.

 

AFP

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