After Second Trial, Munyenyezi Convicted Of Lying About Genocide To Enter US

Feb 21, 2013

Jurors have convicted a New Hampshire woman of lying about her involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to enter the United States and to gain citizenship.

Following today’s verdict, Beatrice Munyenyezi of Manchester was stripped of her citizenship and ordered held until her sentencing in June. Defense lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.

To learn more, we turn again to Tom Haines. He teaches journalism at the University of New Hampshire and wrote about the Munyenyezi trial this week for The Atlantic.