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Jurors Hear From Witnesses Of Rwandan Genocide

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A Rwandan woman who survived the 1994 genocide will resume her testimony Friday against a New Hampshire woman charged with lying about her role in the genocide on immigration and naturalization documents.

Forty-one-year-old Beatrice Munyenyezi faces deportation if convicted of lying on documents that paved the way for her to come to New Hampshire with her three daughters in 1998 and obtain citizenship in 2003.

Prosecutors say Munyenyezi ordered rapes and killings during the genocide and then lied about her involvement in order to gain American citizenship.

Lynne Touhy, a reporter for the Associated Press who has been covering the story from Concord, N.H., joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the case.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this Web writeup.

This program aired on February 24, 2012.

Deborah Becker Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.



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