Erlinder Admits To Prison Suicide Attempt

peter erlinder6 Erlinder Admits To Prison Suicide Attempt

The Twin Cities law professor being held in Rwanda has admitted in court he attempted suicide while in jail.

At a court hearing Monday Peter Erlinder told the judge, “your honor, I lost all hope to live”.   The Monday hearing was on his appeal for release on bail and a judge in Rwanda is expected to issue a ruling Thursday.   Erlinder is being held on accusations he has denied that genocide occurred in Rwanda in 1994.  The U-S Embassy in Rwanda is delivering meals to Erlinder in his prison cell.  Pictures of the Twin Cities law professor from Monday’s court hearing showed his head has been shaved. 

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