Kigali, Rwanda - A US court has denied American citizenship to Rwandan Beatrice Munyenyesi, who is currently residing in the state of New Hampshire, over accusations of crimes she committed in her country in 1994, the local press reported here Friday.
Munyenyesi is the wife of Shalom Ntahobali, a Rwandan former militia leader who was charged with genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Shalom's stepmother, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, an ex-Minister of Gender during the genocide, has already been sentenced to life imprisonment by the UN court.
She was sued in the US for inciting gang rapes of Tutsi women in the former prefecture in Butare (south) during the 1994 genocide.
Munyenyesi is included on the list of notorious suspects seeking asylum in Europe and North America against whom international arrest warrants have been issued by the Rwandan judiciary.
At the request of Kigali, America has already extradited to Rwanda at least three genocide suspects to stand trial in their own country.