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On Wednesday the Secretary of State for Public Security, Léon Ronsard Saint-Cyr said "[...] definitely the gang leader Arnel Joseph is under the control of the police authorities who began with his hearing [...] Important provisions have been made by law enforcement in order to neutralize all hotbeds of violence." Note that Léon Ronsard Saint-Cyr was replaced on the same day by Lucmanne DÉLILLE (not related to his statements) See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28327-haiti-flash-appointment-of-4-secretaries-of-state.html
RDDDH requests investigation into Arnel's arrest
Pierre Espérance Executive Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), welcomes the arrest of gang leader Arnel Joseph but deplores the treatment inflicted by police officers during his capture on July 22, presented entirely naked and obviously after being brutalized as shown by videos circulating on social networks. It calls on the General Inspectorate of the National Police of Haiti to launch an investigation around this issue so that all the police officers who are involved in it are punished among others for not respecting the rights of detainees.
Arnel : A magistrate with reinforced powers
Me Bernard St-Vil, the Dean of the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Port-au-Prince, has promised to entrust the file of the gang leader Arnel Joseph to an examining magistrate who will be able to proceed by rogatory commission with other investigating judges of other competent courts, to authorize them to carry out further investigations and entrust the delegation to the Police if necessary. Me Bernard St Vil, said to wait for the Public Prosecutor to send him the file to designate an examining magistrate able to conduct his investigation and publish his order.
Cap-Haitien : 3 robbers arrested
Tuesday in Cap-Haitien, agents of this PNH arrested 3 individuals : René Noël (25 years), Avril Makenson aka "Ti blanc" (32 years) and Nazaire Junior (29 years), a few hours after they robbed an employee of the BRH who carried more than one million gourdes. In addition to recovering stolen money, police seized two 9-mm firearms, among other things.
Youri Latortue evokes a de facto Government
On Wednesday, following the tabling of the documents by the new appointed Prime Minister and the publication of the decree appointing the members of the Ministerial Cabinet, the Senator Youri Latortue who passed in the camp of the opposition speaks of "Government de facto" because according to him the President Jovenel Moïse lost all his legitimacy and can not appoint a Prime Minister.
German Embassy closed
The German Embassy will remain closed next Friday, July 26, 2019.