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Ugandan police releases professor after interrogation over 'cyber offences'


Ugandan university professor,Stella Nyanzi has been released by the police CID headquarters after four hours of questioning.

Nyanzi was summoned earlier to police CID on charges of “ and comment made about the country’s first lady Janet Museveni .

“Who has been offended? You know what they told me? The President has been offended! (Laughs) and you know what? I laughed. Because the president has been offending many of us for a very long time.

“If a poor woman like me decides to talk about , I am talking about a lot of things on the social networks, the President would not have had to be offended because he has been offending some of us for a very long time,” she said.

She had in a facebook post said the First Lady was “no mother to the nation” if she cared nothing for poor Ugandan girls who missed school or dropped out for lack of sanitary pads”.

“Seriously, I am a dissatisfied Uganda. I am unhappy because the people who are supposed to manage my country do not lead well. There is a lack of leadership in this country. You should tell them, the various organs of the state, you are silent! The media are gagged, they are afraid,” Nyanzi said.

The police had the university professor for comments made against the lady.

A small crowd had gathered outside the CID headquarters in the capital, Kampala to show solidarity with the professor including MP Betty Nambooze.

“Nyanzi fights for the girls of the campaigns, for the ordinary girls of this country. And she is harassing the whole week whereas it should be glorified. It must give to Stella the opportunity to advocate for the provision of sanitary napkins for our girls,” said Betty Nambooze, her deputy.

After the interrogation, Nyanzi said the police officers treated her with respect and allowed her to respond to their questions.

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