By Watchdog reporter
Police has arrested four Makerere University students who had staged a demonstration at Buganda Road Court today morning protesting against the incarceration and trial of embattled Makerere University research fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi.
During the demonstration, the students demanded that government should release Dr. Nyanzi because they are missing her lectures.
The students have been detained at Kampala Central Police Station.
Apparently, Stella Nyanzi is being arraigned before court to hear her bail application.
Nyanzi has been on remand since April 10 after being charged with two counts including cyber harassment contrary to section 24 (1)(2)(a) of the Computer misuse Act 2011 and offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011.
In the first count, prosecution alleges that “Nyanzi on January 28, 2017 at Kampala District or thereabout used a computer to post on her Facbook page “Stella Nyanzi” wherein she made a suggestion or proposal referring to His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as among others “a pair of buttocks” which suggestion/ proposal is obscene or indecent.”
In the second count, prosecution states that Dr Nyanzi “between January 2017 and march 2017 in Kampala district willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication to post messages offensive in nature via Facebook, transmitted over the internet to disturb or attempted to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of his excellency the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with no purpose of legitimate communication.
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