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ICC NOTE: It is unclear who these attackers were and their agenda – that they would attack Christians in the middle of their time in worship.

Christian pilgrims attacked while praying

Associated Press in Kampala

Monday June 5, 2006


More than 100 people have been arrested on charges of raping or robbing Christian visitors during a pilgrimage that drew thousands of people to Uganda at the weekend, officials said. Police detained 135 people as worshippers arrived to mark Uganda Martyrs’ Day.

The event, which honours 22 Roman Catholic converts killed in the 1870s, attracted pilgrims from Sudan , Rwanda and Burundi , said police commander Grace Turyagumanawe, who added: “They were resting and praying in the Namugongo shrine compound when the thugs attempted to rob and rape them.”