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“Hotel Rwanda” Film Hero, Arrested On Charges Of Terrorism


Paul Rusesabagina who inspired the 2004 Hollywood film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, with his true life story of saving hundreds of Rwandans during the country’s genocide by providing them with shelter in the hotel he managed has been arrested on terrorism charges.

The Hutu native who became well known after “Hotel Rwanda”, is wanted for a score of serious crimes. He is reported to be the founder of the National Liberation Forces (FLN), ”an armed terrorist organisation” under his Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD).

The Rwandan government is currently holding and trying dozens of FLN members for war crimes and other violations committed on Rwandan territory including murder.

According to the country’s bureau of Investigation, Rusesabagina arrest was made possible “through international cooperation”. He is now in police custody in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital.

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