Lake Man Accused in Rwandan Genocide Remains in Federal Custody

BOSTON, Massachusetts (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The 53-year-old Lake Township man who suddenly found himself in federal custody in connection with the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 remains behind bars.

Eric Nshimiye went before a U.S district judge in Boston last week, where it was determined he’ll remain locked up without bond.

Nshimiye faces immigration and perjury charges in the U.S.

If found guilty of those, he could be sent back to Rwanda to be tried for genocide crimes.

Prosecutors believe Nshimiye took part in the Rwanda genocide 30 years ago that killed 800,000 people.

His family and four friends have reportedly offered to put up their homes as collateral for bond.