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'Hotel Rwanda hero' appears in Rwandan court amid tight security

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 reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 14, 2020 - 09:03

KIGALI (Reuters) - Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where prosecutors are expected to formally charge him and hear his plea.

Rwandan police have said that Rusesabagina - who called for armed resistance to the government in a YouTube video - was arrested on suspicion of terrorism on an international warrant. His family dispute that.

(Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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