PRESS RELEASE – KILLINGS OF RWANDA REFUGEES IN UGANDA

THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES MUST INVESTIGATE KILLINGS OF RWANDESE REFUGEES IN NAKIVALE.

While all the attention is diverted onto yet another extermination attempt of Rwandan refugees in Congo- DRC under the pretext of fighting the FDLR, General Paul Kagame is busy carrying out the plan using his accomplices in other countries, including in Uganda.

This calls to mind the sad period between 1995 and 1996 when RPF army’s infiltrators in neighbouring countries were engaged in systematic killings of Rwandan refugees in Burundi, Tanzania and the DRC (Zaire) under the bemused eye of UNHCR and the complicit silence of the international community.

Consistent and reliable reports have revealed massacres of dozens of Rwandan refugees in Nakivale camp in Uganda. From 19 to 20 December 2014, the Ugandan police engaged in arbitrary arrests and battering of Rwandan refugees’ causing grievous bodily harm including bleeding before UNHCR complicit indifference. Many of them are reported missing.
On 29/01/2015 there were other attempts by members of the KABAZANA-MAYANJA police to kill refugees. Two refugees “Chief defence” Kamanzi and Muhayimana Thomas lost their in the process of opposing the killings. Mr Thomas Muhayimana was in charge of refugees at KASHOJWA village.
On 30 /01/2015, the Ugandan police in OPM (Office of Prime Minister) vans hauled out several refugees in the village of KITYAZA. Many of those refugees are reported missing while three including KAZUNGU have been killed.

FDU-Inkingi denounces the silence of the Ugandan government and the complicity of UNHCR before massacres of Rwandan refugees in Uganda.

A lasting solution to the Rwandan refugee crisis in the Great Lakes region lies in addressing underlying political problem of bad governance. That is why FDU-Inkingi have relentlessly repeated that the issue of Rwandan refugees in Congo, and other parts of the world will be resolved through political negotiations not military means.

FDU Inkingi calls on UNHCR to shed light on these crimes committed against harmless refugees and the Ugandan government to protect Rwandan refugees it hosts on its territory.

Done at Brussels February 3, 2015

Charles Ndereyehe
Commissioners for Information FDU-Inkingi