From what I can tell, he is merely being a zealous advocate to a former Rwandan Army Commander who is being accused of the Tutsi genocide. Perhaps, he took his role too far?
He has become infamous for representing the bad guy, but I guess that is what criminal defense is much of the time. He defended cop killer, A.C. Ford, suspected Al-Qaeda associates and sex offenders, but this might be his last.
He has already attempted suicide while in the Rwandan jail. I hope he remains patient while the American Embassy attempts to secure his release. I hope they are trying to secure his release. Who knows. Things must be bad for him to call it a day. The William Mitchell School of Law Professors are chiming in with their doubts regarding his propensity to take his own life:
I pray for the guy in any event. It was stupid to step foot on foreign soil and try to navigate their legal system. But I hope he doesn't lose his life over it.