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Haiti - Justice : Warrant against the former Minister of Justice Camille Edouard Jr.
16/11/2017 07:03:25

Haiti - Justice : Warrant against the former Minister of Justice Camille Edouard Jr.

Clamé Ocnam Daméus, the Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance in Port-au-Prince issued a warrant against former Minister of Justice Camille Edouard Junior.

In this mandate (to bring him) addressed to Alain Auguste, Departmental Director of the West of the National Police of Haiti the Commissioner Daméus "[...] requires to seek and bring in state to the Prosecutor of Port-au-Prince the named Camille Edouard Junior for embezzlement of public property and attempted embezzlement of public goods for the prisoners food, death threat with order and conditions.

Such facts provided for and punished by articles 2, 147, 252 and following of the penal code and paragraphs 4 and 5 of article 5 of the law of 9 May 2014 on the repression and the prevention of corruption [...]"

For his part, former Minister Edouard Jr. vehemently denounces "threats, acts of intimidation and instrumentalization of justice for personal and political ends"

The former Minister of Justice and Public Safety "recalls that he is not and can not be above the law and is prepared to answer, if necessary, the questions of the justice of his country to the extent that the procedures laid down in Articles 42, 185 and 186 of the Constitution are scrupulously respected."

He took the opportunity to encourage "any initiative of Parliament, in accordance with the provisions of Article 118 of the mother law, to investigate the management of the government to which he belonged, and, urges the members of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation to audit its management, to put an end to attempts to discredit its administration and to manipulate public opinion."

In conclusion he reaffirms "his attachment to the ideals of law and justice and recalls that the construction of our democracy must necessarily obey the strict respect of the Constitution and the laws of the Republic."

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