Episode 6: The Commander: Beatrice Munyenyezi
In 1998, Beatrice Munyenyezi came from Rwanda to New Hampshire, claiming that she needed sanctuary from the horrific genocide that had recently happened in her home country. On her immigration forms, she swore that she’d had nothing to do with the violence. She was a mother, after all! But when an agent from the Department of Homeland Security began looking into her past, he couldn’t believe the brutal stories that emerged.
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“The Monster Next Door,” Boston Magazine, March 24 2015
“Bystanders to Genocide,” The Atlantic, September 2001
“Witness Testifies About Rwandan Genocide,” WMUR-TV, February 23 2012
“Did Beatrice Munyenyezi lie to get into this country?” Boston Magazine, August 26, 2012
“Rwandan woman stripped of US citizenship after lying about genocide,” The Guardian, February 22 2013
Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators, by Sara E. Brown