Rwanda: US genocide lawyer 'attempted suicide'





A US lawyer arrested on allegations of genocide denial tried to commit suicide in his cell, Rwandan officials said.

Peter Erlinder arrived in Rwanda last week to help defend opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, who has been charged with promoting genocide ideology last month.

Police spokesman Eric Kayiranga said Mr Erlinder has "admitted" that he tried to kill himself.

His daughter told the BBC shes does not believe he would try to take his life.


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