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.