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Haiti - Politic : The Haitian government refuses to renew the passport of Aristide
18/01/2011 17:43:01

Haiti - Politic : The Haitian government refuses to renew the passport of Aristide
Overthrown in February 2004, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has always accused the U.S. of being behind its removal. After a short stay in Jamaica, he had finally found exile in South Africa, where he lived since, with his family in the hills of Johannesburg.

The lawyer Brian Concannon, director of the American Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, that follows the legal situation of the former president, said that former President Aristide had tried to renew his passport to return to Haiti, but Haitian authorities are opposed to the renewal of this document. "Aristide has the right to return in his country [...] The second thing I know, iit's that he's in South Africa without a passport to return" clarified the lawyer.

Two weights, two measures, the diplomatic passport of Jean-Claude Duvalier was renewed by the Haitian government without opposition in 2005...

See also:
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-1672-haiti-aristide-they-talk-about-democracy-but-they-refuse-exclusive-interview.html

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