Hotel Rwanda Movie Hero Rusesabagina’s Family, Friends Petition White House For His Freedom

Hotel Rwanda Movie Hero Rusesabagina’s Family, Friends Petition White House For His Freedom

By Ismail Kwame Nkurunziza

A few days after Rwandan authorities paraded Paul Rusesabagina before journalists, his family and friends have started petitioning the white house to ask the Rwandan government to him.

Rusesambagina, 66, a Hutu who is said to have used his position as hotel  manager of Mille Collines  to hide and protect 1268 Hutu and Tusti refugees from Interahamwe militia during the Rwandan genocide,   was a basis of the dramatized award winning film Hotel Rwanda, starring American movie star Don Cheadle.

Petition to White House to free Paul Rusesabagina

On 31 August, 2020, the 2005 Presidential Medal of Freedom  recipient was arrested for what authorities in Kigali called “leading a terrorist movement” and accused of being a leader and sponsor of Rwandan Movement For Democratic Change, something  his family members friends vehemently deny.

Paul Rusesabagina with his wife and a pal

Carine Kanimba, his adopted daughter, Trėsor Rusesabagina his son, and his friends in both Belgium and USA, where he has homes, are said to be working round the clock to petition the US State Department to pressurize President Paul Kagame’s government to release him.

Tresor Rusesabagina’s Facebook post about his father

However, the White House is yet to announce its final position over the matter.

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