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Film Hero Of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Found Guilty Of Terrorism

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Film Hero Of 'Hotel Rwanda' Found Guilty Of Terrorism

Film Hero Of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Found Guilty Of Terrorism

A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks.

“They should be found guilty for being part of this terror group – MRCD-FLN,” judge Beatrice Mukamurenzi said of 20 defendants including Rusesabagina.

“They attacked people in their homes, or even in their cars on the road traveling.”

The case has had a high profile since Rusesabagina, 67, was arrested last year on arrival from Dubai after what he described as a kidnapping by Rwandan authorities.

Since being portrayed by actor Don Cheadle as the hero of the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda”, Rusesabagina emerged as a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, based in the United States.

He had denied all the charges against him, while his supporters called the trial a sham and proof of Kagame’s ruthless treatment of political opponents.

Prosecutors had sought a life sentence on nine charges, including terrorism, arson, taking hostages and forming an armed rebel group which he directed from abroad. After the announcement of the initial verdict, one of the defendants became ill, causing a short recess which delayed verdicts on other charges and sentencing.

Rusesabagina became a global celebrity after the film, which depicted him risking his life to shelter hundreds as the boss of a luxury hotel in the Rwandan capital Kigali during the 100-day genocide when Hutu ethnic extremists killed more than 800,000 people, mostly from the Tutsi minority.

Cheadle was nominated for an Oscar for the role. Rusesabagina used his fame to highlight what he described as rights violations by the government of Kagame, a Tutsi rebel commander who took power after his forces captured Kigali and halted the genocide.

Rusesabagina’s trial began in February, six months after he arrived in Kigali on a flight from Dubai. His supporters say he was kidnapped; the Rwandan government suggested he was tricked into boarding a private plane.

Human Rights Watch said at the time that his arrest amounted to an enforced disappearance, which it called a serious violation of international law.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Gospel Singer, Empress Gifty Celebrates Her Birthday Today With Christ

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Gospel Singer, Empress Gifty Celebrates Her Birthday Today With Christ

Gospel Singer, Empress Gifty Celebrates Her Birthday Today With Christ

It is a tradition to send birthday wishes and to celebrate the occasion. Some enjoy all-out parties, while some gather a bunch of close friends and soak up the sun in their backyard. Whatever your choice is, it feels lovely to receive birthday wishes.

 
 
 
 
 
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Celebrated gospel musician and mother, Empress Gifty who was formerly known as Empress Gifty Osei celebrates her birthday today 25th October 2021.

The melodious gospel musician is married to Ghanaian politician, Hopeson Adorye who was a former Member of Parliament for the good people Kpone Katamanso Constituency on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party.

GhanaCNN.com acknowledges her good works to the entertainment industry and her inspiration as a whole.

Happy Birthday, Empress!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Medikal Might Join Shatta Wale At Ankaful Prison Today After Being Arrested For Brandishing A Gun

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Medikal Might Join Shatta Wale At Ankaful Prison Today After Being Arrested For Brandishing A Gun

Medikal Might Join Shatta Wale At Ankaful Prison Today After Being Arrested For Brandishing A Gun

Rapper, Medikal is set to appear before court today October 22, 2021 after he was arrested yesterday.

The Musician was denied police inquiry bail after he was arrested on Thursday night by personnel of the Ghana Police Service for brandishing a gun in a video seen on social media.

Medikal was denied bail and had to spend the night in police custody.

His arrest comes hours after fellow musician, Shatta Wale was also apprehended and held in custody for faking a gun attack.

Meanwhile, dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has arrived at the Ankaful prison in the Central region to begin his one week prison custody after a court denied him bail.

He was sent there by police officers on the night of Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Shatta Wale was arrested together with three of his team members for faking a gun attack story.

The court arrived at the decision after he pleaded not guilty to the count of; Publication of false news that caused fear and panic in the public domain.

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Shatta Wale Faces Court Today

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Shatta Wale Faces Court Today

Shatta Wale Faces Court Today

Controversial dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah known popularly as Shatta Wale is still in the custody of the police following his arrest.

He was arrested with two of his boys Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee after they circulated false information about him being fatally injured in a drive-by shooting.

The police have disspelled reports that he was granted bail yesterday October 20, 2021.

Reports say the Police are ready with their charges against the popular musician and his colleagues who are also in custody.

Shatta Wale reported himself to the Police on Tuesday evening after his house was surrounded by dozens of officers following claims that he was shot by unknown gunmen.

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