Uganda Police have on Wednesday 6th February this year deported six women with their two kids and one man to their motherland, Rwanda.
These Rwandans had been in police jail cells in Uganda’s Kisoro District for a number of days, ranging from 1 to 6 days. They say that they were released with no charges.
These include Namahoro Assuma, 37, of Musanze District. This lady had been in Uganda since 1997 in Masaka with her Ugandan husband. She had spent one day in Kisoro Police Station.
Another victim of the latest arbitrary arrests is Muhirwa J. Paul, 33, of Burera District. Muhirwa a trader was in Uganda for business when he was arrested in Kisoro and jailed for six days.
Yankurije Florentine, 33, was another lady who had travelled to Uganda because of familial ties. She has been in Bunyoro with her husband, and was visiting Rwanda when she was arrested on Tuesday, 2nd February in the Kisoro area. This lady who hails from Gakenke District spent one day in jail together with her child of 5 months, Kabalisa Jackson.
Another of the victims is Tuyisenge Beatrice, 30, of Rubavu District. She too was in the Kisoro Police station jail for one day, and she too was with her child, Irampumuriza Isaac of one year.
The fifth victim, Nyiramahirwe Annonciata, 29 of Burera District had gone to visit her brother in Kyankwanzi District in Uganda when she was arrested and she too spent one night in Kisoro Police Station.
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Rwandans have since 2017 been arrested, tortured and later deported to Rwanda. However, no charges have ever been declared against them.
Recently, one of the Rwandan and MTN Uganda staff, Annie Tabura Bilenge has been deported being accused of espionage for six years.