Police Arrests FDC supporters as Nyanzi is Jailed 18 months in prison

Police Arresting FDC supporters

Uganda Police has arrested FDC supporters during Stella Nyanzi’s sentencing  to 18 months in prison. However, she will serve only 9 months, as she had already done nine.

Several youths mostly from FDC  were arrested as court turned chaotic after Dr Stella Nyanzi stripped naked before Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu

Stella Nyanzi Stripping Naked Before Court

FDC has named the arrested as Augustine Ojobile, Abudalla Waiswa, Joel Kabali, Simoni Wanyera, Fatuma Abenabyo and Moses Katumba

Nyanzi’s  sentencing to 9 months in prison comes after being found guilty of cyber harassment when she, in 2018 posted on Facebook a vulgar birthday poem dedicated to President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother Esteri Kokundeka.

Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu said she opted for the prison sentence over a cash fine because Nyanzi has shown no remorse and is not resentful of her actions.

Kamasanyu noted that cases of cyber harassment are on the rise and there is a need to curb down the vice because freedom of speech is not absolute

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