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Regina Kiwanuka Threatened with Deportation to Uganda

Regna Kiwanuka is a dedicated human rights activist in exile and a political refugee in Germany. She has written many important articles about the struggles of refugees and migrants of the Black African community. In addition, the human rights activist from Uganda is a member of the international delegation to observe the court proceedings
in the case of the murder of Oury Jalloh.

In the words of Regina Kiwanuka, “My father, Benedicto Kiwanuka, was Uganda's first Prime Mister and first Minister of Justice. On September 21, 1972, he was forcefully taken from his offices located in the supreme court building and brutally killed by Idi Amin's thugs. He died a painful death, cut into pieces while still alive. Benedicto Kiwanuka died because he fought for people like Oury Jalloh, whose voices have been stolen from them. In terms of both the rolls and power of the authorities, it is easy for me to make the connection between the slow, agonizing death of my father and that of Oury Jalloh. Show me a planet without these aggressors and I would go there immediately.”

Now the German state has demanded that Regina Kiwanuka leave the country by the 7th of June, 2007. After being forced to flee Uganda because she raised her voice, she is now going through the same process here in Germany. Because here, too, she has continued her struggle for justice, her asylum procedure has been directed against her from the very beginning. In Germany it is practically impossible to find protection from persecution from western-supported dictatorships, especially when one finds the courage to raise his or her smothered and kidnapped voice.

Here you can find a video interview with Regina Kiwanuka:

The video, produced by activists of the “Plataforma of refugees and migrants”, was filmed on the 14th of April, 2007, in Dortmund, where a memorial meeting was held in memory of Dominique Koumadio (, who one year before was shot to death by the German police.

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