Hotel Rwanda Movie superhero Paul Rusesabagina has been arrested on terror-related offenses.
According to BBC, Paul Rusesabagina was arrested abroad where he had been living in exile.
The Rwanda Investigation Bureau says he was arrested on an international warrant for forming and leading “terrorist movements” operating in the region.
Rusesabagina’s efforts were the basis of the dramatized Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda (2004), in which he was portrayed by American actor Don Cheadle.
Mr Rusesabagina has for a long time being a critic of Rwandan Government.
In his 2006 autobiography, Rusesabagina claimed, “Rwanda is today a nation governed by and for the benefit of a small group of elite Tutsis…Those few Hutus who have been elevated to high-ranking posts are usually empty suits without any real authority of their own. They are known locally as Hutus de service or Hutus for hire.”
He has also criticized Kagame’s election to president.
Rusesabagina has consistently denied allegations put forward by the Rwandan government accusing Rusesabagina of helping the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Rwandan Hutu rebel group.
In a 2010 interview with CNN, Rusesabagina said: “I have sent no money to terrorists… The Prosecutor is not only lying, but lying with bad logic… This is pure and simple fabrication from Kigali.”
In 2011, he was accused of funding subversion in Rwanda, but no charges were brought forward.
At the time, Mr Rusesabagina denied the accusation and said there was a smear campaign against him.
Mr Rusesabagina, 66, has received several human rights awards for his life-saving efforts, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.
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