The Rwandan government denies in a statement that it has been responsible for the deaths of any political opponents.
Rwandan humanitarian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of the film "Hotel Rwanda", faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the crimes with which he is charged, according to the prosecution. Rusesabagina had called for armed resistance against the government of Paul Kagame on YouTube. Rusesabagina, however, declined to respond to the charges.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurs in northern Tanzania, near Lake Victoria, killing at least 13 people and injuring 200 others. Tanzanian authorities report significant damage in the town of Bukoba. The governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda report tremors.
Uganda's government defends the forced repatriation of 1,700 Rwandan refugees, deemed "heavy-handed" by the United Nations; two people are killed in a group alleged to be a security risk following the July 2010 Kampala attacks.
Rwanda releases from custody an American lawyer for health reasons. The lawyer is charged with genocide denial and threatening state security, the first outsider tried under the country's 2003 anti-genocide legislation.
Two high-ranking officers are suspended from Rwanda's military and arrested; Maj-Gen Charles Muhire is accused of corruption and misuse of office, whilst Lt-Gen Karenzi Karake is accused of immoral conduct.