Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Rights Groups Condemn Rwandan Court Conviction of Paul Rusesabagina

Rights groups in Africa have condemned the Rwandan High Court’s sentencing of Paul Rusesabagina, made famous in the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, to 25 years in prison. The court on Monday found Rusesabagina and 20 other suspects guilty of terrorism. Ru…

Rwandan Court Finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Guilty of Terror-Related Charges

Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced Paul Rusesabagina of “Hotel Rwanda” fame to 25 years in prison after finding him guilty on terrorism-related charges.Rusesabagina, 67, has denied the charges. He has 30 days to appeal the sentence.The court convicted a…

Rwandan President Removes Justice Minister Amid ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Trial

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has removed the justice minister but made him ambassador to Britain amid international scrutiny over the trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier credited with saving many lives during the 1994 genocide. A government st…

Rwandan President Removes Justice Minister Amid ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Trial

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has removed the justice minister but made him ambassador to Britain amid international scrutiny over the trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier credited with saving many lives during the 1994 genocide. A government st…

DRC Court Upholds Rape Convictions of 19 Police, Soldiers

A Congolese military court has upheld the rape convictions of eight policemen and 11 soldiers, a court official told AFP Tuesday. The judgment, which was handed down on Monday, means they will serve between 12 months and 20 years in jail. The rapes wer…

UN, Rights Groups Push Zimbabwe to Prosecute Man Who Married 14-Year-Old Girl

Women’s rights activists, opposition groups and the United Nations are pressuring Zimbabwean authorities to arrest a man who had married a 14-year-old who died last week while giving birth at a church shrine. Zimbabwean police say they are investigatin…