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Uganda’s controversial Dr Stella Nyanzi released on bail

By our correspondent.

Kampala, Uganda -A  controversial Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi who has been in detention for using obscenities in her writing on her Facebook account criticizing President Museveni and her wife Janet Museveni for failure to provide sanitary pads to school going girls as promised during last year’s presidential campaigns has been released  on bail by a court in the capital Kampala.

Buganda Road Court granted Dr Nyanzi noncash bail of Shs10 million on Wednesday after it emerged that she was critically ill.

Dr Nyanzi is battling  cyber harassment  crimes slapped against her. The State accuses her for allegedly referring to the person of President Museveni as a “pair of buttocks”

Amnesty International and several Ugandan rights groups had called for her unconditional release from jail.

Stella’s Case has hit headlines in the newspapers across the world and is being worldwide.

The state suspects Stella to be having a mental problem and is suggesting she should take mental assessment.

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