Daily Archives: February 21, 2011

Crisis In Libya: Fighter Jets May Be Used Against Protesters

Crisis In Libya: Fighter Jets May Be Used Against Protesters

About 240 people killed – War Zone in Libya – Horrible massacre ongoing

By Andreas Klamm – Sabaot

Tripoli / Libya. February 21, 2011. The crisis in Libya which started about seven days ago is getting worse. According to eye witness reports Hundreds of people in Libya might have been killed in Libya in the cities of Benghazi and Tripoli. People from Libya are calling for international intervention such as the engagement of U.N. Peace Keeping Troops which could be deployed to Libya. The protesters demand the old regime to step down, freedom of expression, human dignity and human rights. As the internet services and phone services have been cut and shut down in Libya only few information is available on the current situation in Libya. Two high rank officers of the Air Force of Libya have confirmed the reports, that the Government of Libya is using Fighter Jets against the protesters in Tripoli and Benghazi. These reports are not confirmed independently as communication with eye witnesses in Libya is almost impossible.

Two high rank officer of the Air Force of Libya have fled to Malta and are seeking political asylum in Malta. The have refused according to not officially confirmed reports to use lethal force against their own fellow citizens as they protest in the streets of many different cities in Libya.

According to eye witness reports foreign forces are using gun fire with automatic machine guns to kill protesters in different areas in the country of Libya.

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Journalist Shot By Military in Uganda Is In Need And Under Threats

Journalist Shot By Military in Uganda Is In Need And Under Threats

Kampala / Mbale, UGANDA/ HRNJ-Network/– February 21, 2011. A journalist shot by the military on February 19, 2011, while covering election fracas in Eastern Uganda is receiving arrest threats on his Hospital bed from the security. Odeke’s brother Onyango told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that they have received information that security is threatening to arrest Odeke so as to confiscate photographic evidence.

Julius Odeke a freelance photographer for both Red Pepper daily publication and Razor publication limited is currently admitted at Mbale Referral hospital nursing bullet wounds after being shot in the ribs by the military personnel yesterday while covering election fracas in Budadiri west, Mbale district in Eastern Uganda. “I received a tip of soldiers beating up opposition supporters in Budadiri west on the voting day and decided to rush to the scene. On my arrival I took photographs of the military personnel pouncing on opposition Member of Parliament Nandala Mafabi and his entourage” Odeke told HRNJ-Uganda on his hospital bed.

Odeke said his professional work angered security operatives who started demanding for his camera which he resisted but they started beating him up and later sought refuge in Mafabi’s vehicle. The soldiers then struggled to break the locked door of the vehicle in order to seize Odeke’s camera but in vain. Soldiers resorted to opening fire direct to the occupants of the vehicle from the back and one of the bullets crushed Odeke’s ribs.

The soldiers travelling in several vehicles including those of Government and said to be under the command of the minister in charge of the presidency Beatrice Wabudeya who is also contesting for Budadiri west parliamentary seat. Unfortunately Odeke’s health condition is worrying with his unstitched bullet wound bleeding endlessly since he has not received adequate medical treatment from his Mbale Hospital bed.

By the time of this alert, police in Mbale was recording a statement from Odeke from the hospital about the security threats. Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) challenges police to investigate security personnel involved in the shooting of the journalist and the alleged threats.

Odeke has been evacuated to unknown hospital as a precaution measure to save his life

For More Information Contact;
Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)
Kivebulaya Road – Mengo Kampala Opp. St. Marcelino Pre. School
P.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala
Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627
E-mail: news@hrnjuganda.org
Website: http://www.hrnjuganda.org
BLOG: http://hrnjuganda.blogpost.com/

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