Statement on the Release of United States Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina From Prison in Rwanda
I welcome today's release of Paul Rusesabagina by the Government of Rwanda. Paul's family is eager to welcome him back to the United States, and I share their joy at today's good news.
I thank the Rwandan Government for making this reunion possible, and I also thank the Government of Qatar for facilitating Paul's release and return to the United States. I add my gratitude to those across the U.S. Government who have worked with the Government of Rwanda to achieve today's happy outcome.
NOTE: The statement referred to human rights activist Paul Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen who was arrested on terrorism-related charges by Rwandan authorities in 2020 and received a 25-year prison sentence in 2021.
Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the Release of United States Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina From Prison in Rwanda Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360253