Dr. STELLA NYANZI RETURNS TO COURT

Dr. STELLA NYANZI RETURNS TO COURT

By Sania Babirye

High court judge Elizabeth Kabanda is today expected to hear an application filed by the jailed controversial Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi seeking to review the decision by Buganda road court to deny her bail.

On the 10th of April  chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda denied to hear Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s bail application and remanded her to Luzira until she has been subjected to a mental  examination to prove that she is fit to stand trial as requested by principle state attorney  Jonathan Muwanganya.

However Stella’s lawyers led by Isaac Ssemakade say this is an abuse of Stella’s rights since bail is her constitutional right.

Ssemakade also says that the actions of the chief magistrate are denying his client the right to a fair and speedy trial.

Nyanzi is charged with cyber harassment and offensive communications all counts stemming from the Computer Misuse Act.

Photo Credit: The Tower Post

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