Man seeks $1.7 Million damages for being blocked by Ugandan President on Twitter

A man identified as, Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor is seeking Shs6 billion (US$1.7 Million) as damages for being blocked by President Museveni on his Twitter handle.

Man seeks $1.7 Million damages for being blocked by Ugandan President on Twitter

President Museveni was sued alongside government spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo and the police’s Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye whom the Harvard University student, also accuses of blocking him from accessing their Twitter accounts. Read previous report: HERE

High Court presided over by Justice Andrew Bashaija on Thursday, February 27, heard that Mr Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor pursuing a Masters in International Relations degree at the Harvard University in the United States of America (USA) has suffered ”mental anguish to which he seeks general damages for being inconvenienced.”

Mr Seguya, through his appointed lawyer, Mr Male Mabirizi, claims that his right to be heard were violated as no notice or reason was given to him before he was blocked by the three government officials.

Court also heard from Mr Mabzirizi that President Donald Trump who had blocked some people on his Twitter account on grounds of privacy was ordered by court to unblock them since it is a platform he uses to disseminate information for public consumption and therefore, the High Court in Uganda ought to adopt the same.

Mr Mabirizi further asked court to consider AIGP Kasingye’s January 25, 2020 decision to unblock Mr Seguya as a clear indicator that what the trio did was illegal.

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