The Pornography Control Committee (PCC) in Uganda has begun to arrest offenders that contravene against the country’s ruling on the distribution of pornographic materials across the social media.
The committee has so far resolved to arrest six people, namely: Judith Heard, Lillian Rukundo, Shamim, Jack Pemba, Honey Suleman, and a police constable, Esther Akol.
Nine months into office, the pornography control committee (PCC) says it has finalized arrangement to begin arresting suspected offenders this week.
“We have compiled their pornographic photos, videos and screenshots that were leaked on social media. We have been described as too ambitious and not working but we are starting with arrests of these people to serve as a deterrent measure,” Chairperson, Dr Annette Kezaabu, said.
“The lawyer came to plead with us that when he [Pemba] comes, we do not embarrass him by arresting him at the airport. We told the lawyer to go back and the law will take its course. Pemba fled the country but we shall get him,” Kezaabu said.
During the interview, Kezaabu also showed some of the photos and videos where the culprits are allegedly involved. She, however, declined to show this reporter Judith Heard’s nude pictures, saying:
“You are a young lady; these pictures are so disgusting for you to see. Just know we have all the evidence against her.”
The Anti-Pornography Act, 2014 describes pornography as any representation through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent show, information technology or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual excitement.