Ugandan refugees petition embassies

Home time: Namibian refugees who were repatriated in 2006. More repatriations are underway
Home time: Namibian refugees who were repatriated in 2006. More repatriations are underway

Two Ugandan political refugees have petitioned nine foreign embassies in Gaborone, claiming harassment by the Government of Botswana.

Musa Isabirye and Timothy Yamin have also written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Nairobi and Geneva about what they claim is “consistent harassment”. Through their attorney Martin Dingake, the March 9, 2015 petition states that Isabirye was detained by police without a charge.

“Whilst we were in the process of settling court papers for his release, he was served with a revocation letter for his refugee status.

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