Controversial City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has finally been released from the Luzira Maximum Prison following the expiry of his 18 months jail term.
Mabirizi who was set free today (Saturday, February 25, 2023) will hold a press conference in the afternoon on Facebook Live to celebrate his long walk to freedom, and later an evening party will fall at Samitto Bar & Longue in Naalya.
On Sunday, February 26, 2023, he will do a question-and-answer on Facebook.
In February 2022, the High Court in Kampala sentenced Mabirizi to 18 months imprisonment over contempt of court after State Attorney Patricia Mutesi told the Court to convict him because he had continued making contemptuous posts on his social media platforms in which he attacked Justice Musa Ssekaana and the Judiciary.
Mutesi noted that in one of his social media posts, Mabirizi described the sh300m fine as being null and void, a statement she said was an attack on courts of law and the Judiciary.
After his conviction, Mabirizi asked the court of appeal to nullify his conviction, but the court didn’t do so and was sent back to prison until today when he finally gets his freedom.