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Cleared of murders, convicted for speech: Towson family finds bittersweet end to case of accused Goucher professor

Cleared of murders, convicted for speech: Towson family finds bittersweet end to case of accused Goucher professor

Catherine Mukantabana did her best after her husband was taken away. She consoled the children, worked as a nurse in Towson and tried to escape the grim allegations that haunted them.

This summer came an answer to her prayers. And yet, the phone call brought both comfort and grief.

The world would know her husband was no war criminal. But he still wasn’t coming home.

A Rwandan court ruled Leopold Munyakazi had not taken part in the bloodshed of his country’s 1994 genocide. The aging scholar, who taught French at Goucher College, has spent nearly two years in a Rwandan prison on genocide charges.

The court found that Munyakazi was not a killer, but a dissident after...

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