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UHRC investigates denial of passports to Kakwenza’s children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has started investigations into allegations of passport denial to three children of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. In a letter dated 22nd June, 2022, the UHRC Director of Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services, Aida Nakiganda asked the Directorate of Immigration to respond to …

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Kakwenza petitions UHRC over children’s passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC accusing the passport office of violating the rights of his children to own a passport. In his June 20th, 2022 petition filed by Counsel Eron Kiiza, the novelist says that his three children namely Rutakirwa …

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How Kakwenza Rukirabashaija raised UGX 40M to save his sureties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija says he has succeeded in fundraising 40 million shillings for his sureties whose arrest court had ordered, for failure to produce him in court. On January 25, 2022, the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court granted Kakwenza a cash bail of 500,000 …

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Court issues warrant of arrest against Kakwenza’s sureties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has issued a warrant of arrest against four people who stood surety for satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who was facing charges of offensive communication. The sureties include lawyer Julius Galisonga, the Secretary-General of the National Unity Platform David Lewis …

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Court issues warrant of arrest against Kakwenza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has issued a warrant of arrest against satirical Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. On Wednesday, the court presided over by Chief Magistrate Dr. Douglas Singiza issued the warrant of arrest after Kakwenza failed to show up for hearing of his case …

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Kakwenza petitions East African Court over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the East African Court of Justice over allegations of torture by security in Uganda. Last month, Kakwenza fled the country after he was denied his passport by the court. Kakwenza was arrested on December 28, 2021, from his home …

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Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija arrives in Germany

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who fled Uganda days after he was released from detention has arrived and settled in Germany. Kakwenza is now hosted by the Germany Pen Centre, a global association of writers campaigning for freedom of speech and expression. Kakwenza fled Uganda on February …

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State completes inquiries into Kakwenza’s offensive communication case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions has informed Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court that investigations into the offensive communication charges against satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija are complete and they are ready to start the trial. This was communicated by State Attorney Joan Keko before court presided …

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