'Hotel Rwanda' hero denies sending money to rebels





A man depicted as a hero in the movie "Hotel Rwanda" on Thursday slammed accusations by Rwandan authorities that he helped fund a rebel group.

Paul Rusesabagina's efforts to save hundreds during the 1994 genocide are depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie starring Don Cheadle.

Rwanda's general prosecutor, Martin Ngoga, said he has evidence showing that Rusesabagina funded terror activities in Rwanda.

He wired large sums of money from San Antonio, Texas, to commanders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, the prosecutor said. The rebel group is known by its acronym, FDLR.

Ngoga said he plans to file formal charges, and is pushing the United States to be part of the investigation because of the funds' origin....




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