Her husband, Arsène Shalom Ntahobali, was sentenced by the ICTR to life in jail in June 2011 for crimes against humanity and genocide. He has filed an appeal.
Rwandan government has been seeking Béatrice Munyenyezi's brother extradition for years, on grounds that Jean-Marie Higiro, a US citizen, financed Interahamwe militia before the genocide.
Muyenyezi's American lawyers are currently in Rwanda to investigate the case. According to a source in Kigali, they intend to hear a dozen potential defense witnesses.
If convicted of falsifying her paperwork when applying for US citizenship, the accused could lose her citizenship, spend up to ten years in prison and be deported to Rwanda, according to US immigration laws.
"We were informed of the arrival of these defence lawyers. This is common practice as we facilitate both prosecution and defence. Their visit is welcome", Rwandan General Prosecutor Martin Ngoga told Rwandan media.
Béatrice Munyenyezi has been living in Manchester (New Hampshire) since 1999 with her three daughters.
© Hirondelle News Agency