Ex-Rwandan diplomat now in Ala. probed in genocide





Aside from his name and accent, Jean-Damascene Bizimana blends in almost perfectly in small-town Alabama. He has a house on a corner lot, an SUV, a Polo shirt, a job and a mortgage.

Bizimana has a past, though, one that stretches all the way to equatorial Africa and the worst mass killing in a generation.

Now a U.S. citizen, Bizimana was the United Nations ambassador from his native Rwanda and spoke for its regime in the Security Council during the ethnic violence that claimed 800,000 lives in 1994. With the recent disclosure that he now lives in this city of 25,500, he is being investigated by Rwanda's current government for possible prosecution.


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