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Rwanda’s High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes on Friday ruled that it has jurisdiction to try Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” on the charges of terrorism financing, armed robbery, abduction, arson, attempted murder, assault, and battery. During the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina used his connections and position as hotel manager [...]

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The trial of Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” began Wednesday in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rusesabagina saved hundreds of lives by providing shelter to people at the hotel where he worked as a manager. These actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” and Rusesabagina was awarded [...]

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In an initial appearance before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) Wednesday, a Rwandan businessman suspected of financing Rwanda’s 1994 genocide entered a plea of “not guilty” to numerous genocide-related charges. The 87-year-old Félicien Kabuga remained silent throughout the tribunal proceedings. At the request of Kabuga’s lawyer, Judge Iain Bonomy registered a plea [...]

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Lord Iain Bonomy, a judge for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals that is handling the remaining business of the former international criminal courts for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, approved the transfer of Félicien Kabuga to The Hague Wednesday. Arrested in May in Paris after two decades as a fugitive, Kabuga is suspected of financially supporting the [...]

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As the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Caucasus, slug it out over a decades-long dispute about a piece of ground, one is reminded that conflict, once again, has become dirty and lawless at many levels. Civilians have become targets, protective symbols of the Geneva Conventions, such as the [...]

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The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” on offenses related to terrorism, arson, kidnap and murder. The crimes were allegedly perpetrated against unarmed Rwandans in Nyabimata, Nyaruguru District, in June 2018, and in Nyungwe, Nyamagabe District, in December 2018. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau made statements on Twitter [...]

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The Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a lower court decision to transfer Felicien Kabuga to Arusha, Tanzania, to be tried for his role as the primary financier of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Kabuga will be handed over to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), which is primarily based out of The [...]

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