Man Accused Of Involvement In Rwandan Genocide In Boston Federal Court

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Rwandan medical student from Revere headed to federal court in Boston Monday. He is accused of immigration fraud.

Jean Leonard Teganya is accused of trying to pass himself off as a political refugee when he illegally entered the United States from Canada in 2014, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide.

Teganya was a student at a teaching hospital in Butare in 1994 when prosecutors say he identified Tutsi patients to Hutu soldiers to be killed. He also allegedly beat, raped, and killed Tutsis.

Teganya is accused of lying under oath about his participation in the Rwandan political party that was behind the genocide. Under federal law, anyone who takes part in genocide is denied asylum.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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