Rusesabagina Family to Hold Press Conference, Thursday, October 1
By: Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation
Rusesabagina is a beloved hero to many. He is a Belgian citizen, US resident, and has been honored across the world for his continued advocacy, including by being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. His kidnapping and detainment have sparked international outcry and concern from human rights observers, including from the American Bar Association and the Clooney Foundation For Justice. While being held in Rwanda, he has been subjected to a corrupt trial on false terror charges. The oppressive Rwandan regime has a history of setting up or even "disappearing"
His family continues to be incredibly concerned about the blatantly illegal circumstances of his detention and for his health. Paul is a cancer patient in remission and has cardiovascular health issues that require daily medication. He appears visibly ill and has not been allowed to access an examination from the Red Cross. In light of this, Rusesabagina's legal team and loved ones would like to use the one month anniversary of his detention to share updates about the status of his case and new efforts to secure his release.
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The press conference will be held webinar style on Zoom and will also broadcast on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/