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Rwanda Correctional Services Re-Arrest Prison Breaker

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Rwanda Correctional Services Re-Arrest Prison Breaker

Authorities of the Rwanda Correctional Services have announced that they have re-arrested Batambarije Theogene that had broken out of Mpanga International prison in October last year.

Batambarije who was serving a 16-year sentence over rape had eluded security for the past six months.

He escaped from jail with Ntamuhanga Cassein a Journalist and another fellow convict Sibomana Kirenge who are still on the run.

Prominent among these convicts was Ntamuhanga, a former director of Amazing Grace radio a Christian radio station.

He and others were found guilty of planning “terrorist attacks” to overthrow the government, assassinate government officials and to incite violence.

The co-accused were also found guilty of working with the FDLR rebels whose members are responsible for the 1994 genocide against Tutsi which claimed a million lives.

Six months ago, Ntamuhanga who had been serving a 25 year – sentence escaped from prison with two others.

Rwanda Correctional Services said the trio used ropes to climb over the prison wall fence.

After his escape from Mpanga prison in Nyanza district, Ntamuhanga was overheard in an interview with Voice of America radio.

VOA has since refused to indicate the location of Ntamuhanga drawing mixed reactions about  decision to host a convict.

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