The 24year old, Lilian Mugabekazi now faces two(2) years in jail because of indecent in Rwanda.
The named individual was arrested in a concert at Rwanda with reports that whatever she was wearing was inappropriate.
According to her lawyers, the 24year old appeared in a viral photo leading to tracing her down thus her arrest.
According to the constitution of Rwanda, indecent dressing is punishable by law and can lead to a jail term not exceeding two years
According to the media, Lilian’s lawyer had requested her court hearing to held on camera.
The update from the media in Rwanda is that, the court denied the individual, Lilian Mugabekazi bail.
The court went keep her in custody as she risks jail term as per article 143 of the penal code.
The article states.”Any person who performs an indecent act in public, commits an offense. Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than six months and not more than two years”.
According to the photo , Liliane Mugabekazi was wearing a dress popularly known as a fish net because of its fish-net like resemblance.
The incident has raised a lot of controversies on social media with netizens being against the decision to arrest liliane.
Netizens claimed that by so doing, the government risking to kill the entertainment industry. It is common for people to dress like that in entertainment joints.
Other netizens claimed that this is not right and the public should fight for Liliane because fighting for her will also impact others who will experience the same incident.
Earlier, the media in Rwanda stated that the females were being denied access to enter entertainment joints because of claims of indecent dressing.
On Thursday, 18th August,2022 the judge denied her bail and stated that Liliane will remain in custody for 30 more days as investigations are underway.