According to the BBC report Paul Rusesabagina‘s family said in a written statement that senior Rwandan officials and the Rwandan government tried to smuggle Rusesabagina into Rwanda by removing her from her home in San Antonio, United States, where she was living in exile. “to devise and execute an elaborate conspiracy plan” accused.
The family sued the Rwandan government for $400 million in damages and Rusesabagina’s death in 2020. “deceived by the promise of work” He argues that he was forced to travel to Burundi from the US.
The statement alleged that Rusesabagina had been illegally detained and tortured in Rwanda.
Rusesabagina, 67, who was a fierce opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and lived in exile for years, was arrested in August 2020 on an arrest warrant.
In September 2021, Rusesabagina was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the trial where she was charged with the terrorism trial.
Rusesabagina appealed the decision, but the court upheld the 25-year sentence on April 4, 2022.
Terrorism allegations against 17 defendants who are the subject of the film
“Rwanda Hotel” Rusesabagina, the subject of the film, and 16 defendants “Terrorism, Creation of an Armed Organization and Aiding in Murder” 13 different allegations, such as
Rusesabagina became famous after the film and received peace awards in different countries. President of the United States George W Bushawarded Rusesabagina the Medal of Freedom in 2005