Dr Stella Nyanzi is helped from court following her release on bail on 10 May 2017 after more than a month in prison where, her supporters say, she contracted malaria.
Dr Nyanzi (42) was charged on 10 April 2017 under section 24, and 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011. She is still on remand at Luzira Prison. It is alleged that on 28 January 2017 she used a computer to post on her Facebook page 'Stella Nyanzi' and made a suggestion against President Yoweri Museveni which is obscene or indecent under the law. The prosecution further alleges that between January and March 2017 in Kampala district, Nyanzi willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication to post offensive messages via her Facebook account, transmitted over the internet to disturb the peace or right of privacy of the President with no purpose of legitimate communication.