By Catherine Apolot
Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has demanded for immediate release of incarcerated Dr Stella Nyanzi.
Dr. Nyanzi was arrested last Friday at Makerere University as she tried to access her office. In October, the oldest institution for higher Education in Uganda was ordered to reinstate the suspended research fellow back to her duty.
Posting on his Facebook page, Kyagulanyi said the academician is being illegally detained since security operatives are holding her beyond 48 hours without charging her in courts of law.
According to the legislator, it has become a norm for police to detain suspects illegally and such tendency must be fought against in all ways possible.
He now demands that Dr. Nyanzi be produced in Court so that she can get an opportunity to defend herself against the charges preferred against her.
“We demand that the authorities produce her before court so that she has an opportunity to defend herself against any charges they may have against her, or that she is set free. Dr. Stella has always stood with pro-democracy activists whenever our rights have been violated. It is only right and proper that we stand with her when her rights are being violated.”
The activist is charged with abusing the person of the President and his mother on September 16 on her Facebook page.
By exerting pressure to government in August when Bobi Wine was arrested following the Arua fracas, Dr. Nyanzi was on the forefront of the steering team that worked tooth and nail to ensure that he was set free.