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Paul Rusesabagina is Officially Named a “Wrongful Detainee” by US State Department

The family and legal representatives of illegally extradited and jailed humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina will hold a press conference to announce a lawsuit against the Rwandan government for their role in kidnapping Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina. The complaint alleges that the Government of Rwanda and high-ranking Rwandan officials conspired to facilitate and execute an elaborate plot to lure Paul Rusesabagina from his home in Texas to Rwanda, where he would be tortured and illegally detained for the remainder of his life.

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Family & Legal Team of Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina to Announce Lawsuit Against Rwandan Government

The family and legal representatives of illegally extradited and jailed humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina will hold a press conference to announce a lawsuit against the Rwandan government for their role in kidnapping Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina. The complaint alleges that the Government of Rwanda and high-ranking Rwandan officials conspired to facilitate and execute an elaborate plot to lure Paul Rusesabagina from his home in Texas to Rwanda, where he would be tortured and illegally detained for the remainder of his life.

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Don Cheadle, Kerry Kennedy, and Terry George headline exclusive panel discussion on freeing Paul Rusesabagina, real-life hero of “Hotel Rwanda” who was kidnapped by the current Rwandan dictator and is now wrongfully imprisoned there, Wednesday, April 13

The case of Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero of the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, who was kidnapped and is now imprisoned in the African country, is once again making headlines as independent observers declare that his trial was unfair and that Paul’s human rights have been violated since he was kidnapped in August 2020.

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Rusesabagina Sham Trial Ends with 25 Year Verdict, Hotel Rwanda Humanitarian’s Health Deteriorating

KIGALI, Rwanda – April 4, 2022 – PRLog – The Rwandan prosecutors’ appeal of the verdict in Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina’s Sham Trial concluded today in Kigali. The Court of Appeal chose to maintain the original 25 year sentence for the 67 year old Rusesabagina, which means that he will still die in prison. While it is positive thatContinue reading "Rusesabagina Sham Trial Ends with 25 Year Verdict, Hotel Rwanda Humanitarian’s Health Deteriorating"

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Paul Rusesabagina’s Health Deteriorates in Rwandan Prison

U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Young Kim (CA-39) introduced a resolution calling on the government of the Republic of Rwanda to release activist Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds, building upon a previous bipartisan effort by Congress to urge Rwandan President Kagame to return Mr. Rusesabagina to the United States

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Rusesabagina Sees No Reason to Appeal the Results of His Sham Trial

CHICAGO – Jan. 18, 2022 – PRLog — The Court of Appeal in Rwanda heard an appeal on Monday, January 17 from the prosecution on the judgment against Paul Rusesabagina and his co-accused. The prosecution has argued that a 25 year sentence is not sufficient punishment for a 68 year old prisoner who is in poor health, and is askingContinue reading "Rusesabagina Sees No Reason to Appeal the Results of His Sham Trial"

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Rusesabagina’s Daughter States his Case in Italy Thursday, Nov 18

Paul Rusesabagina, inspiration for film Hotel Rwanda, now subject of "a political trial," has been prevented from meeting with his lawyers since April 2021. His daughter, Carina Kanimba, with support of the National Bar Council, arrived in Italy to ask for release and a fair trial for her father.

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#FreeRusesabagina Team Praises European Parliament

European Parliament denounces the torture and abduction of Paul Rusesabagina, issuing a resolution that calls for his immediate release and guarantee of a fair trial. Rusesbagina's family and #FreeRisesbagina team praise the stance.

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What is the Rwandan government hiding?

Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina is continually denied access to legal counsel and court documents while under the imprisonment of Rwanda authorities. The case's judge ruled for Paul to have access to necessary documents, but they remain continuously confiscated from him.

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Rwandan Courts Move to Sentence the Wrong Paul

Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina faces the possibility of life imprisonment after a nearly four month long trial. This comes despite legal irregularities and the prosecution's lack of evidence to base their accusations.

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Update on Paul Rusesabagina’s Access to Food and Water

Lawyers of humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina state that Rusesabagina had received standard prison ration over the weekend despite news earlier in the week such items would be denied to him. Access to food and water is mandated in the United Nation's Mandela Rules, as recognized by most nations.

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Belgium Parliament asks for Rwanda to Repatriate Rusesabagina

The majority parties of the Belgian Parliament approved a resolution condemning the kidnapping and current imprisonment of humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina by the Rwanda government. Parliamentarians additionally have urged the Belgian Foreign Minister to repatriate Rusesabagina.

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