April 19, 2017

Urgent Action: University Lecturer Must Be Released (Uganda: UA 89.17)



Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan university lecturer, was arrested on 7 April and subsequently charged with insulting the president and violating his right to privacy. She remains in detention awaiting a court hearing on 25 April and may be subjected to a mental health evaluation.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the Ugandan authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dr Stella Nyanzi as she is a prisoner of conscience held solely for her peaceful expression;
  • Urging them to comply with Uganda’s obligations under its constitution and international human rights law to respect, protect and fulfil her rights to liberty and freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure, that she is protected from torture and other ill-treatment pending her release.
Contact these two officials by 25 May, 2017:
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Major General (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire
Bauman House, Plot 5, Parliament Avenue
P. O. Box 7183
Kampala, Uganda
Fax: +25641254829
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Major General
H.E. Ambassador Oliver Wonekha, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda
5911 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011
Phone: 1 202 726 7100  I  Fax: 1 202 726 1727
Email: [email protected] –OR- [email protected]
 –OR- [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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