Kampala High Court Judge Lydia Mugambe has ordered Security Minister Gen Henry Tumukunde and the Internal Security Organization (ISO) to produce in this court, New Vision Reporter Charles Etukuri.
Etukuri was grabbed last week on February 13 from his work place in Kampala by suspected security operatives.
His abduction followed a headline he authored in the paper titled “INVESTOR DIES IN CITY HOTEL, ISO MEN IMPLICATED AND SIX ARRESTED OVER INVESTOR DEATH , Finland ex-minister, ISO staff arrested.”
The government owned Media company rushed to High Court and filed application of habeas corpus demanding his immediate release.
Justice Mugambe granted this application, ordering ISO and the Security Minister Tumukunde to produce Mr Etukuri in her court on February 26th at Midday.
Government last week on the floor of parliament denied knowledge of the reporter’s whereabouts, although the New Vision reports that he is being detained at a Safe House somewhere in Kyengera.