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Rwanda Lady Faces Two Years In Jail For ‘Shameful’ Costume

Rwanda Lady Faces Two Years In Jail For ‘Shameful’ Costume


A 24-year-old lady who was arrested in Rwanda for carrying “shameful” clothes faces as much as two years in jail for “public indecency”, prosecutors stated Thursday.

Liliane Mugabekazi was arrested on August 7 after she attended a live performance by in style French musician Tayc eight days earlier, carrying a sheer gown.

“She attended the live performance whereas carrying garments that reveal her non-public components… garments that we name shameful,” prosecutors stated, accusing her of committing a “severe crime”.

“It’s on these severe grounds that we ask the court docket to remand Mugabekazi for 30 days.”

“She is suspected to have dedicated public indecency,” the spokesman for the prosecution, Faustin Nkusi, informed AFP, including that the court docket would announce on Tuesday whether or not she would obtain bail.

Information of the arrest sparked outrage amongst some Rwandans, however authorities officers together with former justice minister Johnston Busingye backed the transfer.

“The present problem of our younger women and men who drink and drug themselves unconscious, seem in public actually bare is objectionable,” tweeted Busingye, who’s now Rwanda’s ambassador to Britain.

“I assist the efforts… to deal with it.”

In a TV interview final week police spokesman John Bosco Kabera rebuked what he known as “immorality and indecency amongst younger individuals.”

“This downside is escalating… you discover a person carrying solely a shirt solely… with out pants or shorts,” he stated.

“These individuals then go to public locations dressed like that, with garments that appear like nets.”

When the programme host requested him if “such individuals didn’t have a proper to decorate as they please,” he responded: “The primary proper is to decorate effectively, not dressing indecently.”

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