US and Rwanda officials hold talk over Hotel Rwanda hero arrest

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Amid fallout over the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina by the Rwandan government, US assistant secretary for African affairs, Tibor Nagy held talks with the Rwandan ambassador to the US regarding his treatment and condition.

Mr. Nagy tweeted after the meeting with Ambassador Matilde Mukantabana that the US government expects Rwanda “to provide humane treatment, adhere to the rule of law, and provide a fair and transparent legal process for Mr. Rusesabagina”.

Mr. Rusesabagina was portrayed in a Hollywood film about the Rwandan genocide of 1994 after saving more than 1,000 lives.

Rwandan officials said Mr. Rusesabagina, 66, was arrested under an international warrant for leading a “terrorist movements”.

But his daughter told the BBC the allegation was false.

Mr. Rusesabagina, who is also a Belgian citizen and a US green card holder, left his home in San Antonio, Texas, and landed in Dubai last Thursday, his family told the BBC.

“We believe he was kidnapped because he would never go to Rwanda on his own will,” his daughter told BBC.

The Rwandan government hasn’t commented on allegations that Mr. Rusesabagina was kidnapped. (Source: BBC)

 

 

 

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