Rwandan police say they have arrested a US lawyer on allegations of genocide denial

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Rwandan police arrested a U.S. lawyer on Friday on allegations of genocide denial days after he arrived in the country to organize legal defense for a Rwandan opposition leader, the police spokesman said.

Peter Erlinder, who came to Rwanda four days ago, will be presented in court to face charges, said police spokesman Eric Kayiranga.

Erlinder is in Rwanda to help a team provide legal defense for presidential hopeful Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader who was arrested last month and charged with genocide ideology.

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