Opposition leader accuses Rwanda of torturing rebel

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Pic credit: LA TRIBUNE FRANCO-RWANDAISE

An exiled Rwandan opposition leader claims President Paul Kagame’s government used torture to coerce a terrorism confession from a rebel chief Callixte Nsabimana last month.

Mr Paul Rusesabagina, chairman of the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) who lives in Belgium, said on Tuesday that Mr Nsabimana did “anything they demanded” after being “tortured for a month or more.”

Mr Rusesabagina is the hotelier whose heroic actions during the 1994 genocide were depicted in the movie Hotel Rwanda.

FLN is the armed wing of MRCD which also announced a partnership with Rwandan Dream Initiative wing of former prime minister Faustin Twagiramungu.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.