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Popular Movie Actor hero “Hotel Rwanda” sentenced to 25 years on terror charges.

A Popular Movie Actor PPaul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero who became a fiercely outspoken government critic, has been sentenced on today being Monday to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges.

He was convicted by a high court in Kigali of involvement in a rebel group blamed for deadly gun, grenade and arson attacks in Rwanda in 2018 and 2019.“He founded a terrorist organisation that attacked Rwanda, he financially contributed to terrorist activities,”

Justice Beatrice Mukamurenzi said at the end of a seven-month trial.Rwandan prosecutors had sought a life sentence for the 67-year-old former hotelier who is credited with saving over 1,200 lives during the country’s 1994 genocide, and whose actions inspired the Hollywood film.But Mukamurenzi said the penalty “should be reduced to 25 years” as it was his first conviction.

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