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‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero appears in court on terror charges

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero appears in court on terror charges

CLEMENT UWIRINGIYIMANA PAUL Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, has faced 12 charges including terrorism in a Kigali court, in a case shining a spotlight on opposition to President Paul Kagame. Rusesabagina, who once called for armed resistance to the government in a YouTube video, was accused of terrorism, complicity in murder and forming or joining an irregular armed group, among the charges. The 66-year-old former hotel manager was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda" using his connections with the Hutu elite to protect Tutsis fleeing the slaughter. Brought to court handcuffed…
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