Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has asked for the immediate release of Dr. Stella Nyanzi.
Dr. Stella Nyanzi was arrested by CID detectives on Friday last week
Bobi Wine says since then Nyanzi has not been produced in court ‘ ‘She is being detained illegally by the police, way beyond the 48 hours requirement. This has become a norm and we must raise voices against it. We demand that the authorities produce her before court so that she has an opportunity to defend herself against any charges they may have against her, or that she is set free.’’ Bobi Wine said on Tuesday.
He added: Dr. Stella has always stood with pro-democracy activists whenever our rights have been violated. It is only right and proper that we stand with her when her rights are being violated.
Nyanzi was arrested last week on Friday for using her Facebook to post an article, on September 16, 2018, a day after Museveni’s 74th birthday.
In the Facebook, Nyanzi called on the dead Museveni’s late mother, Esteri Kokundeka to come take her son away because he’s torturing and murdering Ugandans and looting the country’s resources. She also attacked Esteri for raising and looking away as her son continues to cause suffering to Ugandans.
Nyanzi was picked by detectives as she tried to return to her office at Makerere University after winning a court case against the institution. CIID Spokesperson SP Vincent Ssekate was quoted as saying Nyanzi faced charges of “cyber harassment and offensive communication.”
Ssekate was quoted as saying that delay to produce Stella Nyanzi in court was result of her failure to make a statement
‘ ‘ She refused to make a statement. We could not produce her in court without her statement. However, we are consulting widely to determine if it possible to produce her in court with a statement’’ Ssekatte said.
He revealed that investigations are almost complete.