The plight of imprisoned William Mitchell College of Law Professor Peter Erlinder has drawn all kinds of attention. As just about everyone knows, he was arrested in Rwanda last month, denied bail and now sits in a jail cell.
This week, a group of 90 law school deans signed a letter and sent it to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda W. Stuart Symington, and Rwandan Ambassador to the United States James Kimonyo.
The deans are calling for Erlinder’s release and say he was in Rwanda to do what lawyers do: act on behalf of a client.
A copy of the letters can be found here.