Court to deliver judgement on Hotel Rwanda hero

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"Hotel Rwanda" hero Paul Rusesabagina in the pink inmate's uniform arrives from the Nyarugenge prison with Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) officers at the Nyarugenge Court of Justice in Kigali, Rwanda, on September 25, 2020. - Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda", was charged on September 14, 2020, with terrorism and other serious crimes in his first court appearance in Kigali. Rwandan investigators announced last month the surprise arrest of Rusesabagina, a high-profile government critic who had been living abroad for years, to stand trial in his homeland for allegedly creating and sponsoring armed militias. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP)

On Monday, a court will rule on Paul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero-turned-government critic who is charged with terrorism in a politically driven prosecution, according to supporters.

Rwandan prosecutors want Rusesabagina, a 67-year-old former hotelier who is credited with saving hundreds of lives during the Tutsi Genocide in 1994, to serve a life sentence.

He is accused of supporting a rebel group blamed for deadly gun, grenade and arson attacks in Rwanda in 2018 and 2019.

His family says Rusesabagina was kidnapped and dismiss the nine charges against him, including terrorism, as payback by a vengeful government for his outspoken views.

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