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Rwandan court sentences ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero to 25 years in prison

Rusesabagina is detained and paraded in front of media in handcuffs in Kigali

KIGALI (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday sentenced Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of terror-related charges.

“Rusesabagina is guilty of being a member of a terror group and participating in terror activities,” judge Beatrice Mukamurenzi said. “His act of terrorism led to death.”

(Weporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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