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Haiti - Justice : Arrest of the leader of FOPARK
18/05/2014 10:55:05

Haiti - Justice : Arrest of the leader of FOPARK
Saturday afternoon, Rony Timothée, the leader of the opposition organization "Patriotic Force for the Respect of the Constitution" (FOPARK) [close to Fanmi Lavalas] was arrested in the area of ​​the Toussaint Louverture International Airport by a patrol of the National Police of Haiti while he was on board a vehicle.

The defendant was then taken to the Prosecutor of Port-au-Prince where he could not be interrogated in the absence of the Government Commissioner. Lawyers who defend Rony Timothée (Me André Michel and Me Mario Beauvoir) ere present at the prosecutor. In the late afternoon, he was placed in custody at the police station of Petion-ville.

Note that according to the inspector Garry Desrosiers a warrant was issued against Mr. Thimothé for disturbing public order and burning of vehicles on April 28. Rather another source indicates that this mandate is in response to complaints filled by victims of acts of vandalism during the demonstration on May 14 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11157-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html and that on the other hand witnesses have identified the leader of FOPARK close to the gas station burned the same day.

Remember that this week, in a statement from the Ministry of Justice, Minister Jean Renel Sanon had "invited the victims to lodge complaint before the courts, so that these troublemakers are prosecuted, tried and punished according to law."

While opposition parties are preparing to protest again this Sunday in the streets of Port-au-Prince, they strongly condemn this arrest, seeing the hand of the Executive, who seek to silence opposition, which asks the resignation of President Martelly...

SL/ HaïtiLibre

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