Rwandan court sentences 'Hotel Rwanda' film hero to 25 years in prison


FILE PHOTO: Paul Rusesabagina, the man who was hailed a hero in a Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide is detained and paraded in front of media in handcuffs at the headquarters of Rwanda Investigation Bureau in Kigali, Rwanda August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

KIGALI (Reuters) - A Rwandan court on Monday sentenced Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of terror-related charges.

"Rusesabagina is guilty of being a member of a terror group and participating in terror activities," judge Beatrice Mukamurenzi said. "His act of terrorism led to death."

(Weporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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