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2021March 2021International NewsAsia

Thailand Cracks Down on Continued Anti-Government Protests 

On March 8, Thailand’s Bangkok Criminal Court detained three pro-democracy activists  on the charge of insulting the monarchy, according to Human Rights Watch. Al Jazeera states   that 15 other protesters were indicted over attending anti-government rallies on charges of sedition and disobeying a ban on public assemblies.

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October 2020International NewsAfrica2020

The Man Who Inspired the Movie “Hotel Rwanda” Arrested for Terrorism 

Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose story inspired the Academy Award-nominated 2004  film “Hotel Rwanda,” has been arrested on charges of terrorism in his native country of Rwanda, according to CNN. The Rwandan government alleges that he is the “founder, leader, and sponsor of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits,” accused of perpetrating a series of rural attacks in the summer of 2018. News of his arrest only broke after Rwandan police and security officials publicly displayed him in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, at the end of August.  

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