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Relatives of NH woman said she didn't aid genocideRelatives of New Hampshire woman accused of role in Rwanda genocide say she never carried gun
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ' Relatives of a New Hampshire woman accused of commanding killings and rapes during the 1994 Rwanda genocide say they never saw her carry a gun or wear a military uniform.
They also testified Wednesday that Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH'-zee) of Manchester, who was pregnant with twins, spent little time outside her family-owned hotel.
She is accused of lying about her role in the genocide in documents that paved the way for her to obtain U.S. citizenship.
A roadblock in front of the hotel was described by a panel of the International Criminal Tribune on Rwanda as the site of numerous beatings, rapes and killings of members of the Tutsi ethnic group.
The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/xXJkOH) the testimony contradicts prosecution witnesses who testified Munyenyezi dictated who died at the roadblock.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com
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