Dr. Stella Nyanzi voluntarily appears in court
Makerere University jailed Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi has voluntarily appeared before court this morning despite an earlier advise from her medical doctor that stays way from her trial until she recieves adequate post-arbotion care.
Nyanzi is believed to have suffered a miscarriage while at Luzira prison.
Nyanzi on the 17th/January /2019 refused to board the prison bus to come to court and a prison wardess reported to trial magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu that she declined to come out out of her cell claiming her lawyer and doctor had refused her to attend court .
However today Nyanzi turned up and appeared composed and relaxed in the dock at Buganda Road court as her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde spent hours convincing the magistrate to dismiss charges against his client which he says do not disclose the actual offense she committed .
Ssemakadde contends that the charges of Cyber harassment and offensive communication against Nyanzi are a duplicate of each other and they cannot Independently stand on their own.
Nyanzi has spent 3 months on remand at Luzira prison for allegedly posting an offensive message on her official face book page while attacking the perosn and privacy of President M7 and his late mother Esteri Kokundeka.
According to the prosecution , the said message posted and circulated by Nyanzi disturbed the peace of the president.
Nyanzi returns on remand to Luzira prison until the 15th/February 2019 when court will deliver its ruling on whether to drop the charges against her.