Petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the matter of Stella Nyanzi

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On April 24, 2017, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Chapter Four Uganda jointly submitted a petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Stella Nyanzi. Ms. Nyanzi is a prominent human rights defender, social activist, and academic in Uganda. Ms. Nyanzi has been arbitrarily detained by Ugandan authorities since April 7, 2017, and was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication on April 10, 2017, for her Facebook posts criticizing Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. 

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