By Watchdog reporter
Buganda Road Court Magistrate Eremye Mawanda has released Makerere University Researcher fellow on a Shs10 million non cash bail after spending 33 days in Luzira prison.
Dr. Nyanzi who appeared before court in a critical health condition, was granted bail after considering her bail grounds.
The bail conditions lined in front of her state that She should refrain from making any adverse cyber or derogatory statements against the person of the president and his close house members as long as case is in court she cannot discuss it or write about it, comment about the members of the bar or bench as well as her passport should be deposited in court and those of her five sureties.
The embattled academia will return to court on 25 May for the expeditious disposal of government’s application to ascertain her mental status.
She 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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