Article published : Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 10:44 am
Daughter of Hotel Rwanda dissident criticises Belgium's response to arrest Paul Rusesabagina 'visited once' by Belgian official since alleged kidnap in DubaiThe alleged rendition and detention of a Rwandan human rights activist has prompted only a tepid political response from his adopted home of Belgium, according to the activist's daughter, who said it called into question the value of European citizenship for political prisoners.Paul Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, is alleged to have been forcibly taken from Dubai to Kigali, where he is facing terrorism-related charges. But his daughter Carine Kanimba said that since his mysterious disappearance, he has had one visit by a Belgian official – and that the visit took place in front of a state-appointed lawyer. Continue reading...
Author : Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels