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Mixed Reactions as Uganda deports 32 Rwandans

By URN

Uganda Wednesday deported at least 32 Rwandan citizens and three DR Congo nationals back to their countries.

Uganda Radio Network [URN] reports that the deportees were arrested in a joint security operation that involved the army and police in Muline and Karumena in Kisoro District on Monday.

The operation netted more than 200 people with many lacking identification documents.

Some were released while others who entered Uganda illegally were arraigned before Kisoro Grade One Magistrate Raphael Vueni on Tuesday and charged with illegal entry into the country.

Three Rwandan suspects and DR Congo nationals pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded to Kisoro Prison until December 18.

Thirty five foreigners pleaded guilty and asked for a pardon.

On Wednesday Vueni ordered Ugandan security and immigration teams to deport them.

Shortly after the verdict, 35 deportees were whisked to Chanika and Bunagana border posts where their deportation documents were processed.

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