Rwanda Minister of State in charge of the East African Community Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, has urged Uganda to stop working with dissidents that he labels terrorist groups.
The call was made in a statement released on Wednesday; while Rwanda welcomes more than 20 Rwandans who said were deported Wednesday from Uganda, where they had been illegally detained.
“We continue to call on Uganda to halt all collaboration with terrorist groups hostile to Rwanda including RNC, in targeting, illegally detaining, and torturing Rwandans and instead use lawful means to bring to justice any Rwandans suspected of breaking the law,” he said
“These illegal detentions, mistreatment and deportations is the reason the Government of Rwandan advised our citizens not to travel to Uganda,” he added
The statement did not provide any details about the identities of those deported, or how long they had been in custody, but Wednesday’s deportations are the largest group of Rwandans deported from Uganda at once over the last couple of months.
However, Kampala denies arresting innocent Rwandans and supporting Rwandan dissidents.