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Haiti - Justice : Former Deputy Bélizaire faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison
16/07/2020 13:19:45

Haiti - Justice : Former Deputy Bélizaire faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison
Wednesday, the examining magistrate Annie Fignolé in charge of the file of the former Deputy Arnel Bélizaire rendered his order, sending Bélizaire and his two accomplices to the criminal court to be tried confirmed Jacques Lafontant, the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, who as a prosecuting authority does not intend to appeal the decision of the investigating judge.

Note that Bélizaire is accused among other things of illegal possession of weapons of war, of Conspiracy against the internal security of the State, and also against the American Embassy and the Brasserie la Couronne https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29383-haiti-flash-the-former-deputy-arnel-belizaire-accused-of-conspiracy-against-the-security-of-the-state.html . If convicted during his criminal trial, former eputy Arnel Bélizaire faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Reminder of facts. On November 30, 2019 at Carrefour La Vallée (North entrance of Jacmel) around 1:00 a.m. Arnel Bélizaire who was under a warrant to bring in for the first time successfully escaping from the police https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29391-haiti-flash-former-deputy-belizaire-escapes-the-police.html was arrested while traveling in convoy with 7 other accomplices in 3 vehicles. During a search in a hotel belonging to Bélizaire located in Lakou New York (Jacmel), the police discovered and seized a real war arsenal including, among other things, 3 assault rifles, several pistols, 12 magazines for pistols, 8 magazines for rifles assault, more than 1,000 munitions of various calibers and an Austrian offensive grenade with fragmentation https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29399-haiti-flash-belizaire-arrested-in-possession-of-an-arsenal-of-war.html

Me Marc-Antoine Maisonneuve the lawyer for Bélizaire and his accomplices is confident that his client will be released at the end of his trial qualifying his detention as unfair ...

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