By Kabuye Ronald
Buganda road chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda has stayed the trial of jailed Makerere researcher Dr.Stellah Nyanzi until the 10th May 2017 pending the determination of her application she filled in high court seeking for release on bail.
Prior to the magistrates ruling, Dr.Stellah Nyanzi s lawyers led by Nicholas Opio had asked court to resume with the proceedings, however the government prosecutor Jonnathan Muwaganya informed court that it would be wrong to proceed before the determination of her application in high court.
Stella Nyanzi bail application is slated for tomorrow Wednesday before high court judge Elizabeth Kabanda.
Nyanzi 42years and a resident of Kyanja in Kisasi Kawempe division is facing two counts of cyber harassment and offesnive communication.
Prosecution States that between January and March 2017 at Kampala district, Nyanzi while having no legitimate purpose of communication posted on her facebook page sugestions and proposals referring to his Execellecy president M7 that he is a pair of buttocks.
It further alleges that Nyanzi willifully and repeatedly using electronic communication posted offensive messages via Facebook with an intention of disturbing peace and the privacy of president M7
Meanwhile the four time presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye has described stella’ abuses as kind ones compared to the abuses the regime have caused to the citizens
“we came here to identify, support and stand in solidarity with Stella because rights are being trumped on.
What stella is saying about the governors in this country is something that every citizen should be concerned about, the britalinant abuse to citizens’rights by whatever name they can go by and I think she was kind with the terms she described them with” said Besigye
Besigye is also dismayed about the magistrates’ standards in the country.
“I was in a similar situation, I made complaints to the same magistrate and instead of making a ruling on my rights as a detained person, he instead visited the prison and never did any action beyond visiting, So we have a problem wit the kind of judicial officers that sit behind the benches” further said Besigye