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Dr Stella Nyanzi bail extended to June 7

Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi has asked Buganda Road Court Chief magistrate James Ereemye to halt proceedings in her criminal case until the Constitutional Court pronounces itself on a petition she filed challenging the Mental Treatment Act. Through reknown lawyer Peter Walubiri, Nyanzi  wants her case of cyber harrassment …

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Bail granted to Museveni critic in ‘buttocks’ jibe case

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A Ugandan court ordered the release on bail Wednesday of a prominent academic charged after she called President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks” in a Facebook post. Outspoken university lecturer Stella Nyanzi, 42, who had been detained for more than a month, collapsed …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi granted bail

Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been granted bail by Buganda Road Court Chief magistrate James Mawanda Ereemye. Dr.Nyanzi arrived at the court Wednesday morning looking in poor health, and was helped to walk by prisons officers. Her lawyers say she had a bout of malaria. After listening to arguments by both sides (details …

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LIVE: Dr Stella Nyanzi granted bail

Makerere University Researcher and social activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been granted bail. A visibly ill looking Dr Stella was earlier brought to Buganda Road Court for a hearing in which her lawyers responded to the state’s application to inquire into her mental status, and applied for bail. Nyanzi  was arrested on …

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Dr Nyanzi mental status hearing expected to continue today

War of words between government and American ambassador  on Nyanzi case Makerere University Researcher and social activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi is expected at Buganda Road Court today May 10 for a hearing in which her lawyers will respond to the state’s application to inquire into her mental status. Dr Nyanzi is expected to appear …

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Press freedom under pressure

World notes worsening situation in Uganda, cites Stella Nyanzi saga The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from the 102nd position it occupied last year with a global score …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi taken back to Luzira until May 10

Dr.Stella Nyanzi loses bail review application Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been sent back on remand at Luzira Prison until Buganda Road Court hears and determines  the state’s application to inquire into her mental status. High court Judge Elizabeth Kabanda ruled that  it will be after the outcome …

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COMMENT: On Stella Nyanzi

Should the intelligentsia’s weapon of choice in contesting the ideas of the current ruling class be brawny or brainy? By Kwezi Tabaro The late author Michael Crichton’s 2004 novel, `State of Fear’ – about a conspiracy by Hollywood, environmentalists and academicians to create unnecessary fear among the public about global …

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LIVE: Dr Nyanzi at the High Court

Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s case was back in court today after Luzira Prison authorities were ordered to produce her to hear her application against a ruling by a lower court. A Magistrates Court  earlier denied her bail, which she is contesting. She faces cyber harassment charges. Justice Elizabeth Kabanda  presided over the …

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