Paul Rusesabagina, the infamous man who inspired the iconic film Hotel Rwanda, has been found guilty on nearly every single terrorism-related charge the Rwandan government has brought against him. According to CNN, he was first arrested just shy of about 3 years ago.
Over the course of the hearing this week, the judge presiding over the case made it clear the court will and has not stood for his crimes.
“The court also finds that they were in this group very aware that they were committing terror acts, they wanted the terror acts committed and this is evidenced by the work that they committed while in that political party. They formed FLN which is an illegal armed group, which attacked Rwanda in 2018 and 2019 and even after that they bragged about it in different announcements and videos,” the judge said.
According to the indictment originally brought against him, the charges vary wildly and carry almost indefinite time behind bars. It is unclear of Paul will ever actually get out of prison. The charges are as follows: financing terrorism, murder as an act of terrorism, formation of an irregular armed group, and membership of a terrorist group, among others.