In application, the lawyers want court to order the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Chief of Defense Forces and the Attorney General to produce Karangwa in court and show cause why he has been held beyond the mandatory 48 hours without being charged
The Lawyers of Daniel Karangwa, a Rwandan national and head
teacher of Rwamaata Secondary School in Kiboga District have filed an
application for his production in court.
Karangwa‘s lawyers of Kiiza and Mugisha Company Advocates lodged
the application before the Civil Division of
In the application, the lawyers want court to order the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Chief of
Defense Forces and the Attorney General to produce Karangwa in court and show
cause why he has been held beyond the mandatory 48 hours without being charged.
Karangwa was reportedly picked up by plain
clothed operatives from CMI from his office at Rwamaata Secondary School in
Rwamaata Trading Center in Kiboga on March, 26th, 2019.
He was bundled in a waiting car, which is believed to have
sped off to Kampala. The application is supported by an affidavit sworn by
Karangwa’s lawyer, Anthony Kusingura indicating that they have attempted to
secure his release in vain.
“His continued detention by CMI is arbitrary, illegal and
unconstitutional, an abuse of the legal process and amounts to psychological
torture, inhuman, cruel and degrading treatment”, reads Kusingura’s affidavit
The Civil Division of High Court has not yet fixed the
application for hearing. Karangwa becomes that the third Rwandan
national to be picked by CMI since 2019 started.
Others are Darius Kayobera and Uwineza Claudine who were
picked up from Rubaga – Bakuli on January, 29th 2019 as they were
Brigadier Richard Karemire, the Defense Ministry Spokesperson
has since told URN that he is not willing to talk about matters concerning
Rwanda has repeatedly accused Uganda of arresting its
nationals and locking them up in ungazzetted places without trio.
This is one
of the issues that has escalated the recent tensions between the two sister