US lawyer Peter Erlinder to appear in Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial
ARUSHA, Tanzania — Rwanda’s top prosecutor wants an American professor to appear in a Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial.
Martin Ngoga says Peter Erlinder will be charged with denying Rwanda’s genocide. Erlinder, a law professor at the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and defence lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), was arrested in May in Kigali where he was planning to defend opposition leader Ms. Victoire Ingabire, chair of the opposition party FDU-Inkingi. He was granted bail in June on humanitarian grounds.
Ms Victoire Ingabire is now in jail in Kigali and is said to be in worrying health conditions.
Ngoga made his remarks in Arusha, Tanzania, where the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is based.