• FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    Rwanda's Paul Rusesabagina denied bail in terrorism trial

    Rusesabagina, who has become a high-profile government critic and has been living in exile for years, appeared last month under arrest in Kigali in murky circumstances, with his family alleging he was kidnapped abroad.

  • FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism, financing rebels

    Rwandan investigators announced last month the surprise arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, a high-profile government critic who had been living abroad for years, to stand trial in his homeland for allegedly creating and sponsoring armed militias.

  • FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    Mystery shrouds arrest of 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

    His family of Paul Rusesabagina, who had been living abroad since 1996, said he would never voluntarily return to certain prosecution in Rwanda, where he is seen as a traitor and accused of questioning the genocide.

  • FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    Rwanda arrests 'Hotel Rwanda' hero on terrorism charges

    Rusesabagina was played by Don Cheadle in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ which told the story of how he used his job as a hotel manager and his connections with the Hutu elite to protect Tutsis fleeing the slaughter.