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Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s ruling deferred to next month

 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Justice Lydia Mugambe has deferred the ruling in a case in which Stella Nyanzi is challenging her dismissal from Makerere University. Justice Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division postponed the ruling to November 8 after failure by Makerere University to produce key documents in …

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Blocking activists on social media

How Uganda is using old and new laws crack down on citizens, activists and politicians who criticise the president COMMENT | RONALD KAKUNGULU-MAYAMBAL Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression. Under international law, freedom of expression is also protected on …

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Stella Nyanzi’s supporters remanded for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has yesterday remanded six supporters of jailed Dr Stella Nyanzi to Luzira Prison until August 16th, 2019. Grade one Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis remanded the six on charges of inciting violence, contempt of court, assault and malicious damage on August …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi jailed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for cyber harassment. However, she will only spend eight months in prison, in consideration of the time she has spent on remand, since her arrest in November 2018. Nyanzi was …

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Stella Nyanzi guilty of cyber harassment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT, URN & AFP |  A Ugandan activist jailed last year for insulting President Yoweri Museveni, was convicted of cyber harassment of the head of state on Thursday for which she could face a further three years in prison, her lawyer said. The Ugandan university researcher …

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High Court dismisses Stella Nyanzi review application

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed an application filed by Stella Nyanzi challenging the closure of her defence without an opportunity to summon defence witnesses through the public media. The matter is in relation to a loutish birthday poem, targeted at the President’s late …

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High court asked to dismiss Stella Nyanzi review application

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has been asked to dismiss an application filed by researcher Stella Nyanzi challenging the closure of her defence without an opportunity to summon defence witnesses through the public media. The matter is in relation to a loutish birthday poem, targeted at …

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High Court calls for Stella Nyanzi file

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Stella Nyanzi trial at Buganda Road Magistrates court maybe halted for some time as the High Court in Kampala called for her file. According to the July 18th letter from the Registrar of Criminal Division of High Court Mary Ikit, Nyanzi applied for …

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