The court handed 25-year sentence to Rusesabagina and 20-year jail term to Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara, the former spokesperson for the terror group after they were found guilty of terrorism charges.
The terror group which they headed plotted different attacks to Rwanda in 2018, which claimed lives of nine innocent residents in the Southern Province. They left many others gravely injured, and caused significant material and economic damage in South-West Rwanda.
Faustin Nkusi, the Spokesperson of NPPA has told IGIHE that they have appealed against the court’s judgment.
“We have appealed against the entire process of the court case. Further details will be revealed in court,” he said.
As the court read the ruling last month, Rusesabagina, 67, was convicted for membership of terrorist group and complicity in terrorism acts.
He was however acquitted of the crime of forming an irregular armed group.
Callixte Nsabimana a.k Sankara was sentenced to 20 years for being part of a terrorist group and denying the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Other MRCD-FLN combatants accused along with Rusesabagina and Sankara were handed different punishments from three to 20-year jail term.
Following the ruling, people whose relatives lost lives during attacks plotted by the terror group said that they were unsatisfied with the ruling.