The man who inspired the novel and the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, was released late Friday evening from prison after the Rwandan government commuted his sentence.
The ruling comes months after the government introduced a plan to deport hundreds of potential asylum-seekers to Rwanda. Immigration lawyers and human rights groups have warned of rights violations.
A Tuesday flight was canceled after the European Court of Human Rights, which said the British plan had a chance of causing "irreversible harm."
The Monday hearing comes as reports emerge of Prince Charles being critical of the government's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda for processing asylum requests.
Britain announced a deal with Rwanda on Thursday to send asylum-seekers thousands of miles to the East African country, which it said would deter people-smugglers, but has been called inhumane.
Dr. Sriram Shamasunder just spent a week in Rwanda at the university co-founded by Paul Farmer — and witnessed the passion and compassion of this global health champion days before his untimely death.
Paul Rusesabagina has been a critic of President Paul Kagame, who has now led Rwanda for more than 20 years. Rusesabagina was arrested under circumstances that have been described as a kidnapping.
As the founder of Partners in Health, he seeks to bring modern medical care to all. Now he is the happy — if a bit surprised — to receive the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.
Remains of thousands of people are still being recovered and laid to rest at a nearby memorial to the 1994 mass slaughter.
Despite its limited resources, Rwanda has vowed to identify every case. So you could be walking down the street and a health worker will ask if you want to be tested.
Susan Rice has been called a lot of names. She was nicknamed "Spo" as a child, for her sporting athletic abilities. President Barack Obama labeled her...
25 years ago, in April of 1994, the country of Rwanda was embroiled in a genocide. Led by the Hutu majority government, an estimated 800,000 members of...