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Ugandan authorities must ensure adequate compensation for Stella Nyanzi over wrongful conviction and travesty of justice

, Index number: AFR 59/1850/2020

Amnesty International calls on the government to ensure Stella Nyanzi’s right to an effective remedy including adequate compensation and guarantee of non-repetition for the wrongful conviction. The authorities must respect all previous judicial decisions on reparations for all injustices against her. This includes a 16 December 2019 High Court judgement that Stella Nyanzi be awarded 50 million Uganda shillings (over $13,000) in damages for the violation of her right to movement in March 2017 when Uganda immigration officials intercepted her at Entebbe International Airport barring her from travelling to Amsterdam to attend an academic conference.

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