You’re reading this, so you will most likely have followed the story that has been covered by broadcast and print media around the world for the past year and we thank you for doing so.

For merely by viewing and reading the reports of the plight of world-recognized hero and…

By: Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation

KIGALI, RwandaAug. 27, 2021PRLog — Today marks the very sad one year anniversary of the kidnapping of Paul Rusesabagina by the Rwandan government. Why was Paul kidnapped? Certainly not because he supported terrorism, which is the Rwandan government’s claim.


By Brian Endless, PhD

Today is a very sad anniversary. It was one year ago today that Paul Rusesabagina disappeared while transiting through Dubai, and turned up four days later in Kigali, Rwanda. Paul had left his home in San Antonio, Texas to travel to Dubai. There he met Constantin…

An open letter to President Paul Kagame

Photo credit © Hatim Kaghat

Dear President Kagame,

For too long now, we have been watching you break long-standing, thoroughly codified and well-understood international conventions for the behaviour of democratic nation states. There are many words that describe those who hold power for over two decades with supposed…

By Paul Blezard

Britney Spears and… Paul Rusesabagina?

Yes, it’s an eye-catching headline isn’t it?

Britney Spears supports the #FreeBritney movement. Credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

What on earth could the influential Grammy award-winning, singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, who inspired an explosion in teen pop in the late 1990’s, have in common with the Rwandan genocide survivor, who stood up…

By Paul Blezard

The ongoing case of Paul Rusesabagina raises some very worrying questions about the role, the administration and the effectiveness of The Commonwealth of Nations, especially when it concerns standing up to member states that contravene its core principles.

Commonwealth of Nations Flag

The globally recognised humanitarian, Rusesabagina was flown to Rwanda…

By Paul Blezard

There seems to be a contradiction, a huge chasm in fact, between how the international community responds to separate acts of aviation-based illegality. Here are two illustrations.

Flight One.

On the 23rd May 2021 Ryanair flight 4978, a Boeing 737, was diverted from its Athens to Vilnius…

By Paul Blezard

Rwanda presents well. The shop window it shows to the world is impressive, seductive even.

The land of a thousand hills is indeed glorious, welcoming and endlessly fascinating. “Look here,” it says. …

By Brian Endless, PhD

Is Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina a terrorist? No. But Rwandan President Paul Kagame wants the world to believe he is. Why are we accepting the word of a dictator over a humanitarian who criticizes human rights abuses in the dictator’s country?

Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Why would the Rwandan…

By Brian Endless, PhD

Today, April 6th, marks a very sad day of commemoration. 27 years ago this evening, the plane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down as it returned to Kigali airport. This is the trigger that started the Rwandan genocide, as…


#FreeRusesabagina is fighting for the freedom of the international humanitarian activist Paul Rusesabagina.

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