Tuesday, April 11 2017
Stella Nyanzi remanded to Luzira Prison
Makerere Research Fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, 42, was produced in court on Monday, April 10 on charges of Cyber Harassment and Offensive Communication.
The charges stem from the posts she's been making on her Facebook page in the past few days. According to the charge sheet, On Jan 28, using her Facebook page, Nyanzi referred to the President as a "pair of buttocks" and between January and March, the posts she's been making were intended to disturb the peace, quiet or the right of privacy of the President.
She denied both charges, saying her posts highlight problems faced by Ugandans.
The prosecution demanded that the accused be subjected to a thorough medical check before they could proceed with her case, citing how she once undressed, but her lawyers objected to this move.
Stella was remanded to Luzira prison until April 25 but even in court, she continued being her usual self though very careful with the words she used in court.
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