‘Hotel Rwanda’ genocide hero now paraded in cuffs on terror charges
Man honoured for saving 1,268 Tutsis and moderate Hutus from slaughter is linked to ‘extremist terror’
The man depicted as a hero in a Hollywood film for saving hundreds of people from being hacked to death during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been arrested on terrorism charges.
As manager of a hotel in Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina used his connections to shelter 1,268 Tutsis and moderate Hutus from slaughter by Hutu extremists of the Interahamwe militia. His story of bravery was the subject of the 2004 Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, in which he was played by US actor Don Cheadle.
The following year, President George W Bush awarded him America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom...