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College professor accused in Rwanda genocide

February 4, 2009

A Rwandan professor has been removed from teaching French while Goucher College investigates claims that he was involved in the 1994 genocide in his home country.

Goucher College President Sanford Ungar has indicated that he had been unaware of an Interpol advisory that asked for help finding Professor Leopold Munyakazi, who was indicted in 2006 on genocide charges in Rwanda.

Munyakazi started teaching in September at Goucher College in Towson, just north of Baltimore. He was contracted for two semesters through the Scholar Rescue Fund, which provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their countries.

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