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Uganda: Whether members of the "Uganda Rwanda Friendship Society" were investigated and harassed by the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) for their connection with the current Rwandan government

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 23 September 2002
Citation / Document Symbol UGA39551.E
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Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Whether members of the "Uganda Rwanda Friendship Society" were investigated and harassed by the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) for their connection with the current Rwandan government, 23 September 2002, UGA39551.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4e2e3.html [accessed 1 September 2016]
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Information on the "Uganda Rwanda Friendship Society" could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, one news report which made a brief reference to the "Rwanda-Uganda Friendship Association" was found (New Vision 8 May 2000). However, further information on the "Rwanda-Uganda Friendship Association" could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Information on whether members of the aforementioned Society or Association were investigated and/or harassed by the DMI for their connection with the current Rwandan government could also not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

The US Department of State has indicated that the DMI has committed serious human rights abuses and used excessive force, sometimes resulting in death during the course of official operations (Country Reports 2001 Mar. 2002).

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 2001. March 2002. United States Department of State. Washington, DC. [Accessed 10 Sept. 2002]

New Vision [Kampala]. 8 May 2000. "Uganda: MPs to Go to Kigali on a Peace Mission." (Africa News/NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Intelligence.

BBC.

CNN.

World News.

WNC.

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Google.

Hotbot.

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