Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial SPECIAL

By Judi Rever A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.   Joel Mutabazi — a former escort of President Paul Kagame that was kidnapped in October from Uganda where he had been living in a UN safe house — had originally pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism, planning an uprising against the state, and murder.   “He was beaten so bad that he sent a…

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