17 Feb 2021

‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ goes on trial accused of terrorism and murder

International Editor

The man who inspired the Hollywood film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ has gone on trial in Kigali, charged with terrorism and murder.

Paul Rusesabagina is a businessman who was lauded for saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

He has been a long-time critic of President Paul Kagame and had been living away from East Africa before suddenly appearing in the Rwandan capital under arrest last year.