By Mariam Abele


A Ugandan high court judge on Thursday quashed the conviction of Makerere University researcher and activist Stella Nyanzi.

Justice Peter Henry Adonyo’s ruling followed an appeal filed by Nyanzi contesting her sentencing by a magistrate’s court in August 2019.

“The judgements we find from the lower court are set aside because they were illegal, as the court does not have jurisdiction, Adonyo said.

“B, conviction against the appellant is hereby quashed. C, the appellant is ordered to be released immediately,” he added amid applause from the court.

Nyanzi was jailed for cyber harassment and offensive

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