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Rwanda detains rebel leader, facing terrorism charges

Written by: Administrator
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, 11:20

Rwandan rebel leader of National Liberation Forces  (FLN), Maj Callixte Nsabimana a.k.a Sankara who recently fought the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) near Nyungwe National Park in the South has been detained awaiting for trial, Rwanda’s Investigative Bureau (RIB) has confirmed today in a statement.  


“The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has detained NSABIMANA Callixte a.k.a Sankara, while processing his criminal case file. Nsabimana has been wanted over several offences committed on Rwandan territory” said the statement.  


“These include: Formation of an irregular armed group; Complicity in committing terrorist acts; Conspiracy and incitement to commit terrorist acts; Taking persons hostage; Murder; and Looting,” it added.


“Nsabimana's case file will be submitted to the National Public Prosecution Authority in accordance with Rwandan criminal procedure law”


Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera also government Spokesperson has confirmed Sankara’s detention in a presser today.


Sezibera appealed to foreign countries to arrest and extradite other Rwandan dissidents and mentioned leaders of Rwanda National Congress (RNC), David Himbara and Charlotte Mukankusi.


Sankara claimed responsibility of the recent attacks in Nyungwe tropical rain forests which astride Rwanda and Burundi.


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