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Has Stella Nyanzi been Forcefully Arrested just After the Court Freed Her?



In 2019, Stella Nyanzi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for allegedly “harassing” President Yoweri Museveni on Facebook.

On Thursday, after an appeal and several court appearances, Stella was freed by a court of law to the celebration of supporters across Africa and the world.

According the social media users, the judge based his decision on a lack of jurisdiction and fair hearing.

Pictures from the courtroom showed a characteristically defiant Stella reading poems to her prison guards and throwing a middle finger in the air.

But it seems like Stella’s journey to freedom may not be over yet, as shots were soon reported after the judgement was passed.

Social media users reported that Stella slumped and was forced into a prison van, which has again commuted her to prison.

According to the Ugandan Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine, who spoke to ChimpReports, he said that she was taken back to the prison to sign out of their system. He said:

Stella Nyanzi has been released, but she has been a convict registered in our books. A convicted prisoner cannot be released from court; she has to go back to sign what they call the discharge book.

Photo Credit: Laraoriye

1 Comment

  1. by_stander

    February 20, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    convicted by who? or they dont have laws and their citizens dont have rights.

    in any normal country she should be able to sue based on that statement.

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