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Rwandan woman facing 2 years in jail for dressing ‘indecently’ – IMAGES

African news. Rwandan woman jailed for indecent dressing. Rwandan woman Lillian RwaMugabekazi (24) is facing a 2-year jail sentence for dressing inappropriately in public.

Rwandan authorities have arrested and taken to court a young woman over ‘indecent’ dressing after there was a viral picture of her taken during a concert by popular French musician Tayc in Kigali, Rwanda that has been circulating on social media.

Rwandan woman jailed indecent dressing: What was the court’s decision?

The 24 year old is facing two years in prison but her lawyer has asked the court for the case to be held in camera.

According to the East African, 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.

The Law Determining Offences and Penalties in Rwanda, Article 143, stipulates that “Any person who performs an indecent act in public, commits an offence. Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than six months and not more than two years”.

The Rwandan government has vowed to tame indecent dressing.

The news has caused public outrage on social media with many condemning the government for the violation of women’s rights while others argue that there should be ‘more decent dressing’ in public.

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