Makerere University Researcher and activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the dock today.

Makerere University Researcher and activist, Stella Nyanzi has been sent back to Luzira Prison on request of her legal team.

Dr. Nyanzi, who has spent close to three weeks in detention returned to court today for her bail application and also to respond to an application made by the State, seeking an order to have her subjected to a mental examination.

When the case came up for hearing, Dr. Nyanzi, through her lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, sought for an adjournment pending direction from the High Court on an application she filed in the same court.

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State Prosecutor, Jonathan Muwaganya concurred with the defense lawyers, and Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate adjourned the case to 10 May.

Shortly after her remand to Luzira prison, Nyanzi’s lawyers applied to the High Court to block her subjection to a mental examination, and accusing the State of ambushing them with the application.

They further accused the Chief Magistrate of erring in law when he remanded Stella Nyanzi without hearing her bail application.

Subsequently, the High Court Deputy Registrar Eleanor Khainza recalled the file from Buganda Road Court.

The application is to be heard tomorrow by Justice Elizabeth Kabanda.

Nyanzi is facing charges of Cyber Harassment and Offensive
Communication where she is accused of having used Facebook to call President Yoweri Museveni among other things ‘a pair of buttocks’.

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