Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero, will be released from prison


Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his co-accused at the Supreme Court in Kigali, Rwanda, on Feb. 17, 2021, where he denied charges of being associated with an armed group. On Friday, the Rwandan government said it commuted his sentence.

The man who inspired the novel and the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, is due to be released from prison after the Rwandan government commuted his sentence.

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