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NH woman accused of lying about genocide to get citizenship being released pending 2nd trial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ' A judge is releasing a New Hampshire woman from prison as she awaits a second trial on whether she lied about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtain U.S. citizenship.
A federal jury deadlocked last month on whether 42-year-old Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH-zee) commandeered a roadblock during the genocide and designated Tutsis for rape and murder.
She has been imprisoned since November 2010. Under the new conditions, she would be subject to electronic monitoring and confined to her home.
Prosecutors say they will try her again in September and oppose her release. They say she has even more reason to flee.
Her lawyers say Rwandan witnesses who testified against her concocted their stories to obtain early release from prison in Rwanda.