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Uganda Releases Thirteen Rwandan Nationals

Tuesday, 18th February 2020
Today afternoon, Uganda released Thirteen (13) Rwandan Nationals previously detained on various charges.  The handover ceremony that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel was presided over by Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Sam KUTESA. Addressing the press, the Minister reiterated Uganda's commitment to implementing the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding to normalize relations between Uganda and Rwanda.

The Minister further noted that the withdrawal of charges against the released individuals, does not in any way suggest that the accused are innocent of the charges for which they were being tried. It is simply an option that the Government of Uganda has chosen in order to facilitate normalization of relations in the context of the Luanda process.

Please find attached a detailed press statement.

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