“Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina sentenced to 25 years in Rwanda on terrorism-related charges

Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," was found guilty on Monday of terrorism-related charges. Rusesabagina, who’s a longtime critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, denied the charges against him and says they’re an attempt to silence him. Rusesabagina’s daughter, Anaise Kanimba, joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss the circumstances of her father’s arrest and trial, and how the family plans to fight the conviction.

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Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina found guilty of terror charges

The man whose experiences inspired the film Hotel Rwanda has been sentenced to 25 years in jail, after he was found guilty of terror offences.

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Paul Rusesabagina, who saved more than a thousand ethnic Tutsi people during the 1994 genocide, had called the trial a "sham", claiming he had been arrested in retaliation for his outspoken criticism of the country’s long-time president Paul Kagame.

The Rwandan authorities have denied his allegations of human rights abuses.


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