The world responds to the Rusesabagina verdict and sentence

the verdict is in

While the verdict and sentence surprised no one, they still shocked the world. If a permanent U.S. resident and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient is not safe from Paul Kagame, who is? Statements:  The U.S. State Department: Paul Rusesabagina Case Outcome Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Belgium considers that Mr. Rusesabagina did not receive a … Read more

Breaking: Paul Rusesabagina sentenced and a Uyghur update

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

We knew it would happen and now it has. On Monday, a Rwandan court found Paul Rusesabagina guilty and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. Rusesabagina is not a terrorist, he is a political prisoner. The American Bar Association and the Clooney Foundation has detailed the unfairness of Paul’s trial and called into question … Read more

Summer may be ending but we still have work to do to end genocide

As the summer comes to a close, here are the actions we are taking to help end genocide and other crimes against humanity. Speak out for Paul Rusesabagina The Rwandan government has postponed from the summer until September 20, 2021, the announcement of the verdict in the sham trial of Paul Rusesabagina.  If Paul is … Read more

Want to end genocide? Here are some things you can do now.

Tell U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to recognize the genocide against the Rohingya: August 25, 2021 marked the four-year anniversary of the genocide against the Rohingya. The Myanmar military forced nearly 800,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. Now, the roughly 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar face the ongoing risk of genocide, while other ethnic … Read more

Breaking: Paul Rusesabagina trial verdict this Friday; we need your help

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

Almost a year ago, Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina was kidnapped, taken to Rwanda, arrested, tortured, and put on trial. From the outset, this “trial” has been widely regarded as a farce by many human rights observers. Even though President Paul Kagame has already sealed Rusesabagina’s fate by calling him guilty before the judicial proceedings … Read more

Rwanda is spying on Americans

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

It sounds too crazy to be true. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been using Pegasus surveillance software (created and sold by the Israeli spyware firm the NSO Group) to spy on human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, amongst other people.  One such person under Rwandan surveillance is American citizen, Carine Kanimba, daughter of Hotel Rwanda humanitarian … Read more

#Comedy4Paul

Pau; Rusesagabina

A Night of Comedy to Help Paul Rusesabagina Join us for a night of comedy to help Paul Rusesabagina. All proceeds will go towards his legal defense fund. Paul was kidnapped and taken to Rwanda where he was arrested and has been in solitary confinement ever since. He was played by Don Cheadle in “Hotel … Read more

Genocide is always closer than we think

This appeared in the Gainesville Sun. This week, the Gainesville City Commission is set to bring up a resolution affirming its opposition to genocide. There are a few reasons this is important.  First of all, it provides the city a chance to promote the values of the people who live here. It also provides an … Read more

You Can Help Free Paul Rusesabagina

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

On Wednesday, April 7th, the world commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. As Rwandan President Paul Kagame presided over ceremonies, “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina sat in jail. It is brutal irony that one of the few heroes of the Rwandan genocide is now being charged with denying it even happened. This week, … Read more