Uganda to release over 170 Rwandans detained illegally

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 16 May 2020 at 07:13

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta has said that Uganda is to release 176 Rwandans who have been illegally detained for a long time, which is a good sign that the relationship between the two countries could be restored.

The Minister made the remarks in a press conference on Friday which was also attended by State Minister in charge of the East African Community, Prof Nshuti Manasseh.

Dr. Biruta said that there are significant improvements in Rwandan-Ugandan relations despite some negative acts of violence against Rwandans.

"We have been talking to Uganda for days, we have been talking to Angola for days through teleconferencing," Biruta said.

"We have a list of Rwandans who will be released from Ugandan prisons, we are checking to see if they have been convicted of crimes [...] and we are still looking to find out how they were arrested," he said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta has said that Uganda is to release 176 Rwandans who have been illegally detained for a long time
State Minister in charge of the East African Community, Prof Nshuti Manasseh attended the meeting.
The Minister made the remarks in a press conference on Friday

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