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Uganda: Treatment of Muslims by the Museveni regime and whether or not the regime continues to threaten and harass Muslims after the election 21 March elections

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 25 January 2002
Citation / Document Symbol UGA38402.E
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A prominent member of the Muslim community in Uganda, Prince Kassim Kakungulu Nakibinge, reportedly said that although the situation of Muslims in Uganda had improved, the Muslim community still faces "some challenges" (The Monitor

11 Dec. 2001). Country Reports 2000 reports that "unlike in the previous year, there were not reports that security officials mistreated Muslims or that Muslims suspected of being ADF rebel collaborators or involved in terrorist activities died as a result of torture by DMI officials" (2001, 626). Additional and/or corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2000. 2001. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.

The Monitor [Kampala]. 11 December 2000. "Uganda: Muslims Being Persecuted." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. 2001. Amnesty International Report 2001. New York: Amnesty International USA.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Cultural and Social Issues.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter.

IRB Databases. LEXIS/NEXIS

Keesing's Record of World Events.

Internet sites including:

All Africa

Search engines including:

Google

Mamma

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