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Rwandan woman loses US citizenship for lying over her status

A New Hampshire jury in the United States last Thursday convicted a Rwandan woman of lying about her role in a 1994 genocide in her home country to acquire U.S. citizenship. Beatrice Munyenyezi, 43, had her citizenship revoked and will face sentencing in June for two counts of lying on U.S. government applications, authorities said. She faces up to 10 years behind bars, a $250,000 fine on each count and possible deportation, according to the Justice Department. Munyenyezi, who was not on trial for war crimes, was found guilty of intentionally lying on a refugee questionnaire and naturalization documents about her role in the infamous slaughter in which ethnic Hutu … Continue reading

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