St. Paul Attorney Ill In Rwanda

peter erlinder St. Paul Attorney Ill In Rwanda

A Twin Cities law professor who’s under arrest in Rwanda has fallen ill. Peter Erlinder was taken to a hospital after being interrogated for about two hours by authorities. 

Erlinder’s attorneys say his pre-existing ailments like high blood pressure are being exacerbated by the conditions in the jail where he’s being held.

Erlinder, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, is in Rwanda to help defend a presidential candidate against charges of promoting genocidal ideology. He was arrested last week on charges of denying genocide.


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