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NH jury being picked in Rwanda genocide caseJury selection starts for NH woman accused of taking part in Rwanda genocide
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ' Jury selection is under way in federal court in the case of a New Hampshire woman charged with lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Prosecutors say 41-year-old Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH-zee) lied on applications to enter the United States in 1995. They say she ordered the rapes and murders of Tutsis (TOOT'-seez) during the genocide that killed up to 800,000 people. She denies any involvement.
She entered the United States in 1998 and was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 2003, in the same Concord courthouse where jury selection started Wednesday. More than 160 potential jurors gathered in the courtroom. They were told there would be a number of witnesses from Rwanda.
The trial is expected to last four to six weeks.
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