Kigali-based lawyer, Richard Mugisha, is representing the victims - who include a couple that welcomed their first born in a Ugandan detention facility. The lawyer argues that his clients' human rights were violated by the government of Uganda in total disregard of its obligations under the Treaty establishing the East African Community and the Common Market Protocol. Uganda is accused of allegedly detaining over 100 Rwandans and denying them outside communication.
Left: Ezechiel Muhawenimana, 36, his wife Esperance Dusabimana, 35, and their child who was born from a Ugandan prison, are among those seeking legal redress. Right: Venant Musoni Hakolimana, a teacher who says he lost his job in Ethiopia when he was arrested by Ugandan security agents, is demanding US$1 million in compensation and the ordeal he was subjected to in detention.
New Times, 17 June 2019
The victims, according to their legal representative, are looking to get remedies for bodily harm they have suffered, and compensation. Read more »
East African, 17 June 2019
A Rwandan who claims to have been illegally arrested and tortured in Uganda has filed a lawsuit at the East African Court of justice demanding $1 million in damages. Read more »
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