45 Rwandans on Charges of Terrorism Further Remanded

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Mbarara court Grade One Magistrate, Sanyu Mukasa has ordered police to transfer seven juveniles to Naguru remand home, who are part of the 45 detained Rwandese Nationals on charges of terrorism.

They had been brought back to court for mention of their case today, when their lawyer Barekensi Franco from Uganda Lawyer Society, expressed disappointment at the failure by police to honour an earlier court order by magistrate Ayebare Dahine issued on 15/January,/this year, to transfer the minors to Fortportal remand home.

Now Magistrate Mukasa has issued another order directing that the minors be taken to Naguru remand home in Kampala, while the rest have been sent back on remand to Kyamugorani government prison in Mbarara until 5th/March/ 2018, as inquiries into their case continue.

The 45 who are also accused of forging travel documents, were arrested in December last year, in Kikagati, Isingiro District at the Uganda-Tanzania border.

They were then taken to Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja before being brought back to Mbarara to answer to the said charges.
But Rwanda says they are members of the Rwanda National Congress, an opposition party in exile led by former allies of President Paul Kagame, that Kigali deems a terrorist organisation.

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