AMID TIGHT SECURITY, HOTEL RWANDA HERO APPEARS IN COURT | AfriTV Online

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where prosecutors are expected to formally charge him and hear his plea.     The Rwanda Investigation B...

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AMID TIGHT SECURITY, HOTEL RWANDA HERO APPEARS IN COURT

Published by: A. Odean
09/14/2020 07:57 PM

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where prosecutors are expected to formally charge him and hear his plea.



 

 

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau had previously said he would face several charges including “terrorism, financing terrorism, arson, kidnap and murder”.



 

 

Rwandan police have said that Rusesabagina, who called for armed resistance to the government in a YouTube video, was arrested on an international warrant. He later acquired Belgian citizenship and became a resident in the U.S. Rusesabagina has lived in exile since 1996 and is a strong critic of President Paul Kagame’s government. 

 



 



Kagame enjoys widespread credit for returning Rwanda to stability after the genocide and boosting economic growth; however, his rule has been tainted by accusations of widespread repression.

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