Rwandan rebel publicist Sankara paraded before journalists

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The publicist of Rwandan rebel group the National Liberation Front (FLN), Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara who was arrested last month, was on Friday paraded before journalists at the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) headquarters in the capital Kigali.

He was dressed in a rolled up long sleeved light blue shirt, khaki trousers and dark glasses.

Nsabimana faces several charges including forming of an irregular armed group, incitement to commit terrorist acts, conspiracy and incitement to commit terrorist acts; taking persons hostage; murder; and looting among other crimes, according to RIB.

Spokesperson of RIB Modeste Mbabazi, said Nsabimana’s case file had been handed to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) and the suspect would soon appear in court to be formally charged.

The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has received from Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), the case of Nsabimana Callixte alias Sankara, NPPA, said in a tweet on Friday.

Nsabimana’s lawyer Moise Nkundabarashe told journalists on Friday that he had met his client to discuss the case.

Government first announced the arrest of Nsabimana on April 30.
Nsabimana had in a statement on March 19 claimed his rebel group had taken control of some Rwandan regions near Nyungwe forest, areas bordering Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru districts in the Southern Province.

President Paul Kagame on April 8 at a press conference dismissed the talks of overrunning some places in the country as “just a passing story.”

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