It’s International Genocide Prevention Day; Why is Rwanda Hero Rusesabagina still in jail?

Paul Rusesabagina and Don Cheadle — Getty Images
Don Cheadle and Paul Rusesabagina — Getty Images

Today marks the “International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime” or “Genocide Prevention Day.” It is also the 72nd anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”). On the United Nations’ (UN) official website dedicated to this day, one conflict is…