July 20, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Court Stays Mental Exam Of University Lecturer (Uganda: UA 89.17)


Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic and feminist, will not be subjected to a mental health examination after a magistrate court ordered a stay of the examination on 25 May. Dr Stella Nyanzi was released on conditional bail by the same court on 10 May. She still faces charges of insulting the president and violating his right to privacy.

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Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic and feminist, will not be subjected to a mental health examination after a magistrate court ordered a stay of the examination on 25 May. Dr Stella Nyanzi was released on conditional bail by the same court on 10 May. She still faces charges of insulting the president and violating his right to privacy.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Ugandan authorities to drop all charges against Dr Stella Nyanzi, as the charges are politically motivated;
  • Urging them to comply with Uganda’s Constitution and its regional and international human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil Dr Stella Nyanzi’s right to freedom of expression.

Contact these two officials by 31 August, 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
Fax: 1 202 726 1727
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 89.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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