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Ugandan POWs in Goma

Ugandan prisoners of war in Goma said they had been recruited from camps around Juba in southern Sudan, HRW reported. The Ugandans claimed they had been promised repatriation but were instead flown to Kindu in Maniema province, where they were instructed to join the Congolese Armed Forces. They were subsequently captured by RCD forces during the battle for Kindu in October 1998. The Ugandans also claimed that members of the Ugandan West Nile Bank Front in the camps in Sudan were flown voluntarily to Kindu to fight for the DRC government, HRW said.

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