The Rwandan government denies in a statement that it has been responsible for the deaths of any political opponents.
A court in Rwanda charges Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda", with 12 counts, including "terrorism, complicity in murder and forming or joining an armed group", among other charges. Rusesabagina, a strong critic of President Paul Kagame, did not respond to an offer of a plea.
The trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders charged in connection with their part in crimes against humanity and war crimes carried out by their militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2009, begins in the Stuttgart high court, Germany.
A Rwandan opposition party, the United Democratic Forces, says that their, leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, arrested last week, is being held in "intolerable and immoral" conditions without food or water.
Foreign human rights groups accuse Rwandan and Congolese rebels of gang-raping nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in the village of Bunangiri, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.