Liliane Mugabekazi, 24, is facing charges for wearing a see-through dress to a concert in Rwanda.
According to Rwandan authorities, the see-through clothing worn by US celebrities and others in the West is illegal in the East African country ruled by Paul Kagame.
Liliane, a Rwandan, was arrested on August 7th for wearing “shameful” clothing, according to the country’s police.
Prosecutors said Thursday, August 18, 2022, that she faces up to two years in prison for “public indecency.”
According to news18.com, Liliane Mugabekazi was arrested on August 7th after attending a concert by popular French musician Tayc eight days before. “She attended the concert wearing clothes that reveal her private parts… clothes that we call shameful,” prosecutors charged, accusing her of a “serious crime.”
” I request the court to remand Mugabekazi for 30 days for committing obscene acts,” prosecutor spokesman Faustin Nkusi told AFP.
Many Rwandans have fallen foul of the country’s strict indecency laws in recent years. A 20-year-old woman was arrested in March on charges of “public drunkenness and lewd assault” after a video of her lying on the ground in a drunken state went viral on social media.