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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

U. S. Law Professor Arrested In Rwanda

C. Peter Erlinder, a professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and an advocate for human rights, has been arrested and jailed in Rwanda. He was in the country to see a client, Victoire Ingabire, who opposes the current President, Paul Kagame. Ms. Ingabire has been charged with "promoting genocidal ideology." Professor Erlinder now apparently faces the same charges.

The William Mitchell College of Law and the National Lawyers Guild have issued statements in support of Professor Erlinder.

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