Uganda arrests academic Stella Nyanzi for criticising president's wife

Stella Nyanzi criticised Janet Museveni, the wife of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Facebook after the government reneged on a campaign pledge to supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls

Prosecution States that between January and March 2017 at Kampala district, Nyanzi while having no legitimate goal of communication posted on her facebook page suggestions and proposals referring to his Execellecy President Museveni that he is a pair of buttocks.

On her Twitter handle, she refers to herself as a "queer laughist and writer".

"The manner of Nyanzi's arrest on Friday was more about intimidation than law enforcement", she added.

As earlier reported on TUKO.co.ke, Nyanzi took on Mrs Museveni, Uganda's Education Minister when she (Museveni) suggested parents stop piling their children on boda bodas while sending them to school.

"During our STATE SUPERVISED visit, we also observed that Stella was allowed only 2 visitors at a time, while other prisoners were allowed up to six guests in one go".

Nyanzi appeared in court on Monday.

The controversial lawyer is being held at Luzira Maximum Security Prison until 25 April when her case will be heard. She fell down and died as neighbours struggled to find adequate transport to take her to hospital, after learning there was no ambulance for her.




Nyanzi pleaded not guilty to the charges and defended her posts as being full of metaphoric language, which was simply meant to stress her point and not to be abusive. "I just wanted to tell people that I honestly forgave that lady", the first lady was quoted as saying.

Ugandan authorities have arrested the outspoken scholar and activist Dr. It culminated in Nyanzi staging a naked protest outside Mamdani's office at Makerere.

"I totally reject the idea that one can not. and should not criticise the people responsible for abusing the rights of Ugandans and resources of Uganda through thirty-one years of increasing despotic family rule", Nyanzi said in one of her Facebook posts.

Her politically-charged and loquacious or verbose postings havepricked the bottoms of Gen. Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni, like the sharp thorns of the handsome Lycium flower plant judging by how the state has unleashed its wrath against her. Some call her fearless, others call her immoral and vulgar, the prosecution in the current case has questioned her mental health.

Dr. Nyanzi's unorthodox liberation tactics and unique verbosity and her subsequent persecution by the Museveni regime is already attracting attention beyond the shores of Uganda with reports in over a dozen news outlets, including: Al Jazeera, Voice of America, National Public Radio (NPR), FOX News which carried an Associated Press report, All Africa, the Standard Group, UK Daily Mail, The Black Star News which quoted a Trump administration official calling on Uganda to respect freedom of expression, Newsweek, Reuters, and BBC.

"Dr. Nyanzi is within her constitutional rights and we are for an all-out legal battle with the state to defend her rights".

Related news:

Hot News

Sessions directs felony charges against repeat illegal immigrants
Apr 13, 2017 - 02:13
Undocumented immigrants who illegally re-enter the country after prior removal will be referred for felony prosecution. This is the first tour of the U.S. -Mexico border Sessions has made as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices
Apr 13, 2017 - 02:12
That phrasing prompts devices featuring Google's Assistant to wake up, and search the internet for information about the Whopper. It actually looks like Burger King went and edited the Whopper entry ahead of this ad being run.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India's March retail inflation rises, February IIP falls
Apr 13, 2017 - 02:07
It has accelerated in recent months, pushed up in part by a weakening of the pound since last year's decision to leave the EU. But we don't think that that will panic the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) into raising rates imminently.

South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:42
Park emerged from her private home and quickly stepped into a auto before she was driven to the court in a motorcade. Park was accused of abusing her power, bribery, and illegally colluding with long-time friend Choi Soon-sil.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nationals place Turner on 10-day DL with strained hamstring
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:40
The hope was that Turner would be back sometime this week, but the youngster is going to take some additional time to heal up. Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:27
Ridden by Derek Fox, the horse clinched victory at Aintree on Saturday and is the first Scottish victor since Rubstic in 1979 . The 16-1 prospect finished second, while Saint Are (25-1) was third and Blaklion, the race favourite at 8-1, finished fourth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police and public join forces to remember London victims
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:30
The police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack died after being stabbed in the chest, despite wearing body armour. Moving pics show a policeman wiping away tears as officers flocked to the bridge to pay tribute - many holding white roses.

Out with the old? Outsider candidates rock French election
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:25
Le Pen portrayed her arch rival Macron as "the candidate of the vacuum, of nothing". He said "I am entitled to the presumption of innocence".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Montgomery earns Yanks' 5th starter job, to debut Wednesday
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:25
NY built six new fan gathering areas in the stands, including two where there had been obstructed-view bleacher seats. Sanchez said he was feeling a little better and was able to raise his arm. "It just doesn't make sense".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:25
While the House and Senate are supporters of the move, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the American people are not. It is anticipated to be marked by President Donald Trump .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:24
The FCC rule was introduced back in October last year and was slated to come into effect later this year. According to tech experts, self-regulation may not protect consumer privacy at all .

Man screams while dragged from overbooked plane
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:22
All passengers were then asked to get off the plane and they later re-boarded. The CEO of United Airlines posted a statement on Twitter about the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:22
Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heliskiing operation on Earth, will be acquired by the Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL, too. The acquisition of Intrawest is the latest move in the competition between Aspen and its big rival, Vail Resorts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla becomes most valuable U.S. auto maker, edges out GM
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:20
These stronger-than-expected production and delivery figures could be the primary reason for the recent rally in Tesla stock . Tesla's market capitalization is now bigger than General Motors', making it the largest USA based automaker by that metric.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:19
Peskov, Putin's spokesman, said on Monday that the US strikes had shown Washington's total unwillingness to cooperate on Syria. Haley said Tillerson would put pressure on Moscow over its support for Assad.