Rwandans Sue Ugandan Government For 'Torture' While in Detention

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.

  • Rwanda:   Tortured Rwandans Sue Ugandan Government

    New Times, 18 June 2019

    A Rwandan couple and a teacher who say they were illegally arrested and tortured by Ugandan security agencies on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Ugandan government at the East… Read more »

Photo: New Times

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.

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