African news. Rwandan woman jailed for indecent dressing. Rwandan woman Lillian RwaMugabekazi (24) who was facing a 2-year jail sentence for dressing inappropriately in public has been granted bail.
UPDATE: The spokesman for Rwanda’s Judiciary, Harrison Mutabazi, confirmed the new developments to the case.
Her bail ruling was scheduled for Tuesday but fast-tracked after lots of controversies.
Lillian RwaMugabekazi was arrested on the 7th of August after she attended a concert by popular French musician Tayc in Kigali wearing a sheer jumpsuit.
“She attended the concert while wearing clothes that reveal her private parts… clothes that we call shameful,” prosecutors said, accusing her of committing a “serious crime”.
“It is on these serious grounds that we ask the court to remand Mugabekazi for 30 days.”
A judge at Kigali-based Kicukiro Primary court declined to grant her bail, with the prosecution requesting that she be detained for 30 days as the investigation continues.
According to pmnewsnigeria, the young lady is accused of committing a crime in rule with public indecency and news of the arrest sparked outrage among some Rwandans but the move has garnered support from many officials.
Busingye, Rwanda’s ambassador to the UK tweeted saying, the current issue of young men and women who drink and drug themselves unconscious, appearing in public literally naked is objectionable and that he supported the efforts to address it.
Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera rebuked what he called “immorality and indecency among young people.” When asked about people’s rights to dress as they choose he said that they have the right is to dress well, not dress indecently.