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NH jury to be picked in Rwanda genocide caseJury selection to start for NH woman accused of taking part in Rwanda genocide
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ' Jury selection is starting 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 and obtain citizenship in 2003. 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 a jury is scheduled to be picked Wednesday.
The only other similar trial in the U.S. involving immigration fraud related to the Rwanda genocide ended in a hung jury last May in Kansas.
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