The US government saved Paul Rusesabagina. Now bring home my brother.


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Until recently, it looked like Paul Rusesabagina would spend the rest of his life in prison. Though he’s renowned for heroically saving over a thousand people during the Rwandan Genocide (which inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda”), the current government of Rwanda saw him as a threat and locked him away. But Paul’s family refused to accept this injustice. They pushed the U.S. State Department to take up his case and secure his release. A few weeks ago, I met Paul’s daughter Carine Kanimba. We immediately felt a connection formed by similar experiences — for the past six years, I have...