Longman Interviewed on Rwandans Accused of Genocide Crimes

August 7, 2017


Timothy Longman, Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on Rwandans living abroad who have been accused by the Rwandan government of genocide-related crimes — sometimes falsely. 

Longman was interviewed for an August 6, 2017 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette entitled “From Pittsburgh to Solitary Confinement.

From the text of the article:

Two years ago, Rwanda published a list of genocide suspects living abroad, including Mr. Munyakazi, and authorized confiscation of their property. Timothy Longman, an Africa scholar from Boston University, said some suspects may have been involved in genocide, but many were not.

Mr. Munyakazi’s case shows how closely the government tracks Rwandans abroad, accusing many of genocide and “hence justifying things like seizing their properties,” Mr. Longman wrote in an email.

Longman’s current research focuses on state -society relations in Africa, looking particularly at human rights, transitional justice, democratization, civil society, the politics of race and ethnicity, religion and politics, and women and politics.

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