Rwanda expresses growing concern over fresh torture of her citizens
Written by: George Kalisa
Friday, January 11th, 2019, 11:07
Rwandan minister for the East African Community Affairs, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe has today expressed growing concerns over abuses of basic human rights of Rwandan nationals by neighbouring Uganda following the arrest and torture of another Rwandan businessman in Kampala.
Nduhungirehe has said that permanent harassment of Rwandans by the Kampala regime is a violation of EAC protocols on free movement of people and a hiccup on the regional common market.
“When will arrests & torture of
#Rwanda-n citizens in #Uganda stop? This permanent harassment of Rwandans is not only against basic human rights but it is also against good neighborliness & free movement of people, as agreed by #EAC Partner States under the #CommonMarket Protocol!” tweeted Nduhungirehe today.
Moses Ishimwe Rutare, 33, a Rwandan national living and working in Kampala was recently arrested and detained in Kampala, Rwanda’s High commission in Kampala has confirmed the development to a state Newspaper.
The dilomatic relations between Rwanda and neighbouring Burundi and Uganda have for sometime now been on a low point and the situation has triggered counter accusations but with no tangible solution. Rwanda has reiterated its stance to mend the relations through dilomatic channels.
Recently, Rwanda accused Uganda of giving support to FDLR and RNC rebel groups with the aim of destabilizing the security of Kigali.
The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) seized Ignace Nkaka aka Le Forge Fils Bazeye, the Spokesperson of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) on his way from Kampala where he had gone to attend a rebel meeting.
President Paul Kagame has recently been accusing neighbours like Uganda and Burundi of working to destabilize the security of Rwanda