Author: Timothy Georgetti

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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September 2020Eastern EuropeInternational News2020

Belarusian Opposition Member Faced Death Threats by Authorities

 A member of Belarus’ female opposition coalition, Maria Kolesnikova, ripped up her passport to prevent forced deportation to her native Ukraine before being abducted by masked men on September 8, according to Forbes. Kolesnikova is the only member of her opposition coalition to remain in Belarus after the release of the election results favoring incumbent President Lukashenko. CNN reports that Kolesnikova’s colleagues Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, leader of the opposition, and Veronika Tsepkalo, the third member of the coalition, fled to Ukraine and Lithuania out of fear of imprisonment by the Lukashenko administration. 

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