May 19, 2022

Financier Of 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Paul Rusesabagina Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Paul Rusesabagina – a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the nation’s 1994 genocide – was found guilty of being part of a group responsible for “terrorist” attacks and sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Rwandan court.

The ABA Center for Human Rights says a guilty verdict and 25-year sentence are unfair in the Rwandan terrorism trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the activist and former hotelier whose lifesaving efforts inspired the movie Hotel Rwanda.

Geoffrey Robertson wrote a June TrialWatch report on the trial with ABA Center for Human Rights staff.

“This was a show trial rather than a fair judicial inquiry,” Robertson said in a press release.

A detailed report is in this audio below;