Wednesday 20 September 2017

Woman gets 10 years in US jail for genocide lies

A US citizen has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for lying about her role in the genocide that killed more than 500,000 in her native Rwanda.

In 1998, Beatrice Munyenyezi and her daughters arrived in New Hampshire as refugees. They had been allowed to travel to the US because of the 1994 genocide. In 2003, she became a US citizen.

US District Judge Steven McAuliffe sentenced Munyenyezi, following her conviction in February for entering the US and becoming a citizen by lying about her involvement in the genocide as commander of a roadblock where ethnic Tutsis were targeted for killings. Her husband is serving a life sentence for war crimes handed down by the UN. (© Independent News Service)

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