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UN tells government to drop charges against Dr. Stella Nyanzi, compensate her

UN demands Stella Nyanzi who gone silent as she battles State on cases the world body wants dropped.

Dr. Nyanzi was incarcerated in Luzira Prison for using her social media platforms to insult the person of President Yoweri Museveni, referring to him as 'pair of buttocks'.

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in a communication found the former Makerere University researcher arbitrarily detained over offensive communication and government abused problematic provisions of Computer Misuse Act and asked they drop charges and compensate her.

The communication stated: "In accordance with its methods of work (A/HRC/33/66), on 9th May 2017 the Working Group transmitted a communication to the Government of Uganda concerning Stella Nyanzi. The Government has not replied to the communication. The State is a party to the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights."

It further stated: "When its clearly impossible to invoke any legal basis justifying the deprivation of liberty (as a person is kept in detention after the completion of his or her sentence or despite an amnesty law applicable to him or her).

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