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.