Andrew Mwenda and Colleagues Arrested — Write Now!

Andrew Mwenda (see above) has been arrested, along with his colleagues Odobo Bichachi and John Njoroge, in a raid by the Ugandan government on the magazine Independence. Andrew is a member of the 2008 International Selection Committee for the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, which just announced on Thursday the award of the prize to Venezuelan student Yon Goicoechea.

Write to the Ugandan government to insist on freedom of the press and freedom for Andrew Mwenda, Odobo Bichachi, and John Njoroge, (The Ugandan Embassy can be contacted by mail, email, fax or phone: details here. Please be respectful, but direct, clear, and forceful.)

One Response to “Andrew Mwenda and Colleagues Arrested — Write Now!”

  1. Andrew Mwenda speaks the truth about the institutions and forces that keeps Africa from flourishing.

    Get up! Stand up! Stand up for your right! Donâ??t give up the fight!

    â??Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.â?
    Robert F. Kennedy

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