Woman Who Lied About Her Role in Rwandan Genocide To Gain Asylum Given Jail Sentence

Will be deported to Rwanda to face genocide charges after serving 10 years in the U.S.


A woman who lied about her role in Rwanda's genocide to gain refugee status in the US has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Beatrice Munyenyezi, 43, who has been in the US since 1998, once commanded a roadblock where victims were picked to be murdered, prosecutors said.

She was convicted in February of lying to federal authorities.

After she serves her US sentence, Munyenyezi will be deported to Rwanda where genocide charges could await her.