Paul Rusesabagina, the humanitarian whose story of bravery and compassion was told in the movie ‘Hotel Rwanda’, was abducted from Dubai over a month ago and is being held in Rwanda without proper medical treatment or access to his family appointed lawyers.
Eric, former PoC beneficiary and Rwandan journalist living in exile, vouches for Rusesabagina’s heroism, patriotism and compassion, urging the international community to do more to secure Rusesabagina’s immediate release.
“But the night before the meeting, at around midnight, a group of armed men wearing civilian clothes came to my house to arrest me. They forced my door open, telling me they would kill me if I didn’t obey.”
The Covid-19 crisis is also a human rights crisis, with most
of our rights under threat in some way or another – and we all have a role to play in protecting them.
This was the message to come out of a recent online panel discussion featuring speakers from Prisoners of Conscience, Amnesty International UK, Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Watch.