An worldwide warrant was issued for his arrest and he is at the moment in police custody in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, said the Rwanda Investigation Bureau.
Rusesabagina, 66, is accused of currently being the “founder, chief and sponsor of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits,” the company claimed.
Rusesabagina gained prominence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide for preserving the lives of hundreds men and women.
All over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the genocide, which was led by Hutu extremists.
At the time, he was a supervisor at the Milles Collines hotel in which he hid and sheltered people today in the luxurious lodge.
Rusesabagina has not lived in Rwanda because 1996 when he survived an assassination try.
He is the recipient of a number of human rights awards for his endeavours throughout the genocide, including the US Presidential Medal of Liberty in 2005.