Rwanda now protests deportation of Banyarwanda

Published: 18/Août/2018
Source: The East African

Rwanda has protested the increased cases of deportation and torture of Banyarwanda from Uganda.

Kigali alleges that some Kinyarwanda speakers, former military officers, business people and students are being held incommunicado by Ugandan intelligence.

The Rwandan ambassador to Uganda Frank Mugambaje told The EastAfrican that the embassy has been receiving reports of deportations and torture of Banyarwanda.

The Banyarwanda are legally recognised in Uganda as an ethnic communities. Banyarwanda living in Uganda say that the situation is complicated by some Rwandans who have fraudulently acquired Ugandan citizenship.

“It is true there are Rwandans who have acquired IDs fraudulently. It is impossible to tell the difference between a Ugandan Munyarwanda and a Rwandan one,” a Ugandan Munyarwanda said.

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Themes: Déportations, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité
Regions: Rwanda, Ouganda
Year: 2018