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PHOTOS: Sick Dr. Stella Nyanzi Fails to Leave Court

Dr Stella Nyanzi being helped into court by Prison warders

Makerere University academician on Wednesday failed to leave court by herself after being granted bail by the Buganda Road Magistrates court.

Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda accepted the application by Nyanzi’s lawyers led by Nicholas Opio and released her on as Sh10 million non-cash bond and the same amount also not in cash for her 5 sureties.

Nyanzi could not walk by herself to the waiting vehicle after being freed

Nyanzi could not walk by herself to the waiting vehicle after being freed

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However on release, and Nyanzi could not walk by herself to the waiting vehicle and it took the intervention of lawyers and relatives to carry her to the vehicle before being driven home.

“We are now going to take her for medical attention, find ” Opio told journalists later.

Dr.Nyanzi being helped out of the dock.

Dr.Nyanzi being helped out of the dock.

Earlier in their bail application, the defence lawyers requested that Nyanzi be released temporarily so as to be able to get medical attention because she was very sick.

The weak Makerere University scholar had been brought to court aided by female prison officers with cannulas on her left arm.

Inside court, a special chair was prepared for the suspect to follow the proceedings.

Students Protest

Makerere University students protest at court on Wednesday.

Makerere University students protest at court on Wednesday.

Earlier, a group of students from Makerere University had staged a demonstration outside court premises in support of Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s cause.

Dressed in red gowns, the students with placards shouted in unison that they demanded an immediate release of their lecturer.

These were however dispersed and 4 of them arrested by police before being detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala.

One of the students being arrested

One of the students being arrested

The controversial academician is accused offences including Cyber Harassment (against Sec 24 of the Computer Misuse Act of 2011) and Offensive Communication (against Sect 25 of the same Act) all committed against president Museveni via Facebook.

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