Justice is often slow, but the long arm of the law finally reaches out and delivers justice, resoundingly.
A few hours ago, Jurors convicted Beatrice Munyenyezi of lying to obtain U.S. citizenship by DENYING HER ROLE IN THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST TUTSI.
Very good news indeed. Justice should not only be done. It should be seen to be done. Today, in Concord, New Hampshire justice rung out with a defeaning bang.
Upon hearing the verdict, Munyenyezi is reported to have put her head down on a courtroom table and started weeping. Yes, pure tears of guilt,shame and her own deeply held inhuman feelings. Nobody is sheding a tear in Rwanda.
Munyenyezi’s husband and mother-in-law were sentenced to life imprisonment at the ICTR in Arusha. Munyenyezi’s conviction closes this dastardly, cowardly and evil family enterprise.
Here is more good news : U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe stripped Munyenyezi of her U.S. citizenship and ordered her detained until her sentencing scheduled for June 3. She intends to appeal.
NOTE : Munyenyezi was not on trial for genocide or other war crimes. But Prosecutors told court that she was an extremist Hutu who killed and ordered the rapes of untold Tutsi victims — NOT the innocent refugee she claimed to be in 1995 when she applied for a visa and later when she applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship in 2003.