Beatrice Munyenyezi, a Rwandan woman charged with crimes against humanity during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi will be arraigned in court on Wednesday, a judicial source confirmed to APA Tuesday in Kigali.The suspect who was deported from US to Rwanda earlier last week, was initially arrested in 2013 by American authorities and sentenced to 10 years there for lying about her role in the Rwandan genocide to obtain U.S. citizenship.
It is expected that the suspect will be arraigned before the Kicukiro Primary Court located in the suburb of Kigali city where she is expected to request for provisional release as the first stage of the case-hearing unfolds.
Munyenyezi is the wife of Arsene Ntahobali, who, together with his mother Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, were sentenced to life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for their role in the Genocide.
Her appeal against this ruling was rejected by an appeals court in 2017.
In 2011, another Rwandan genocide fugitive Jean-Marie Vianney Mudahinyuka was turned over to Rwandan officials who had issued a warrant for his arrest accusing him of participating in the massacres.
Mudahinyuka had gained access to the United States in 2000 by concealing his identity and giving a false name to an immigration officer, according to a press release issued at the time by U.S. immigration officials. He was convicted in the United States of immigration fraud and sentenced to serve 51 months in prison.
After finishing his sentence Mudahinyuka fought his deportation until the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request in 2010.