Et tu, Canada? Accused Rwandan war criminal arrested by Border Patrol in Maine

Et tu, Canada? Accused Rwandan war criminal arrested by Border Patrol in Maine

[Ed. – Yeah, yeah.  OK.  Some headlines are just too sweet to pass up.]

BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) – A Rwandan man accused of war crimes was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol in northern Maine after a local citizen reported a “suspicious person” walking near the Canadian border, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.

Jean Leonard Teganya, 42, a Rwandan who authorities said had violated international law and the Canadian Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, walked across the border into the United States illegally on Sunday when he was spotted, according to a statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

He was later detained and processed for removal from the United States, a spokeswoman said.

According to Canadian court documents, Teganya, an ethnic Hutu, and his family fled Rwanda during that country’s civil war in 1994. He traveled first to Congo, then Kenya, and India, before finally entering Quebec to seek asylum.

A Canadian immigration agency denied Teganya refugee status, saying he was complicit in the killing of 200 Tutsis at a hospital where he was a medical intern during the genocide. …

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said formal charges had yet to be filed and that a judge would ultimately determine whether Teganya would be returned to Rwanda, or Canada.

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