Lawyer's detention revs up debate over genocide in Rwanda

William Mitchel College of Law professor Peter Erlinder has been been in a prison in Rwanda for six days. Rwanda accuses him of espousing "genocide ideology." Professor Erlinder argues the 1994 massacres that killed more than 800,000 Rwandans were the result of a war between rival factions in the country, and were not a genocide perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the minority Tutsis.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Ahmed Samatar, dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College for a perspective diffferent than Erlinder's on what happened back in the 90s. He studies international affairs and specializes in Africa.

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