Rwanda and Uganda swap prisoners ahead of talks

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Rwanda and Uganda have swapped prisoners as the presidents of both nations prepare to meet on Friday to resolve a diplomatic row that has led to the closure of their shared border.

Some 20 Ugandan nationals detained in Rwanda were released on Wednesday, a day after Uganda released 13 Rwandan nationals it had detained on charges of espionage and other security-related offences.

The prisoner swap was confirmed by Rwanda’s foreign affairs ministry in a tweet:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Int’l Cooperation @RwandaMFA

.@RwandaGov welcomes the release of 13 Rwandan nationals & the deportation of 2 terrorist suspects who were involved in the October 2019 Kinigi attacks & recalls that it has already terminated the prosecution of 17 Ugandan citizens & released 3 who have completed their sentences.

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Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is quoted by Leakblast

as saying: “The withdrawal of the charges against these people does not in any way suggest that the accused are innocent of the charges for which they were being tried.”

The diplomatic row was sparked by accusations of interference in each other’s affairs.


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