'Hotel Rwanda' hero found guilty on terror charges

Rusesabagina has been on trial in Rwanda since February. AFP/Simon Wohlfahrt

KIGALI - Paul Rusesabagina, the "Hotel Rwanda" hero turned government critic, was found guilty on Monday "of funding terrorism" after a trial that supporters say was politically motivated. 

"He founded a terrorist organisation that attacked Rwanda, he financially contributed to terrorist activities," Justice Beatrice Mukamurenzi said of Rusesabagina. 

The 67-year-old former hotelier is credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide and his actions inspired the Hollywood film.


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