Today Peter Erlinder, a professor at my law school, was denied bail and remains in jail in Rwanda. He is charged with genocide denial. http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul ... _Yyc:aUUsZ http://www.pr-inside.com/correcting-and ... 934514.htm
Before going to Rwanda, Erlinder sent a letter to some Minnesota lawmakers:
"Knowing he would not be well received by Kagame, Erlinder sought the attention of Minnesota's congressional delegation before departing. Kagame, Erlinder wrote in a May 6 letter to Minnesota lawmakers, had "specifically targeted" him and other human rights lawyers for "discrediting or assassination." Noting Rwanda's long history of violence and assassination, Erlinder concluded, "I must take the threat seriously."
"He knew exactly what he was getting into," said Bill Harper, McCollum's (Rep. Betty McCollum, D-MN) chief of staff. "He knew it was dangerous."http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul ... page=2&c=y
One could argue that Erlinder ASSUMED THE RISK, a legal concept of which he certainly should have knowledge.
In searching Erlinder's writings, I found the following article and inculpatory statement by the author:
The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup"
by Prof Peter Erlinder
Correcting the Historical Record and Ending the Cover-up
"But, I have to disclose my own bias because, under the laws of Rwanda , I too am a criminal “negationist” for writing this essay and President Kagame has personally denounced me as a “genocidaire” for my work as an ICTR defense lawyer."http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? ... a&aid=8137
One could argue that the quoted sentence constitutes an ADMISSION AGAINST PENAL INTEREST, a legal concept of which he certainly should have knowledge.
Erlinder is a leftist. I doubt that he has ever uttered a critical word against Fidel Castro or any other leftist regime.
I would have to say that it does not look good for the professor.