Ugandan Academic Stella Nyanzi Charged with "Cyber Harassment"

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Ugandan academic and government critic Stella Nyanzi has been charged with a "cyber harassment" offense after repeatedly posting criticism of President Yoweri Museveni and his wife on Facebook, according to court documents.

Nyanzi, 42, is a research fellow at Uganda’s Makerere University. She was arrested late Friday for violating a law against misusing computers.