An international warrant has been issued for his arrest and he is currently in police custody in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, according to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau.
The agency said Rusabagina, 66, was “accused of being the founder, leader and sponsor of violent, armed, extremist terrorist organizations.”
Rusabegina rose to prominence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saving hundreds of lives.
About 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were killed in the massacre. The genocide was led by Hutu extremists, who were later
At the time, he was manager at the Mills Collins Hotel where he hid and sheltered people in luxury hotels.
Rusabagina has not lived in Rwanda since 1996 when he survived an assassination attempt.
He is the recipient of numerous human rights awards for his efforts during the genocide, including the 2005 U.S. The presidency includes freedom.