24-year-old Rwandan woman, Lilliane Mugabekazi is facing two years imprisonment for indecent dressing at a concert. The government of Rwanda has vowed to tame indecent dressing.
In Rwanda, Liliane Mugabekazi was arrested after she attended a concert by popular French musician Tayc wearing clothes that reveal her private parts. #Lilliane faces up to 2 yrs in jail for public indecency. Should Uganda copy this law? pic.twitter.com/BCZHiU5Bxb— INFOCHAT Uganda (@InfochatUg) August 19, 2022
Liliane Mugabekazi was released yesterday on bail, confirmed by Rwanda Judiciary Spokesperson Harrison Mutabazi.
Her bail ruling was set for this coming Tuesday but the court fast-forwarded the decision to grant her bail.
Mugabekazi spent 12 days in detention. Her arrest raised a public uproar and a petition demanding her release received over 2000 signatures by press time
Social media movement growing to raise money to pay for the “best lawyers” for Mugabekazi.