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Haiti - FLASH : Canada imposes sanctions on 3 other Haitian politicians
20/11/2022 08:31:23

Haiti - FLASH : Canada imposes sanctions on 3 other Haitian politicians
After having imposed sanctions provided for in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2653 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37944-haiti-crisis-at-the-un-haiti-welcomes-the-adoption-of-sanctions-and-recalls-the-urgency-of-armed-intervention.html , against the President of the Senate, Joseph Lambert, the former President of the Senate, Youri Latortue https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38058-haiti-flash-chancellor-of-canada-melanie-joly-announces-sanctions-against-j-lambert-and-y-latortue.html and Jimmy Chérizier alias "Barbecue", the Leader of the Coalition of gangs "G9" (freeze of assets, ban on transactions and travel) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37919-haiti-un-barbecue-at-the-top-of-a-blacklist-vote-of-the-resolution-pending.html , the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly announced Friday, November 18, 2022, that Canada has imposed sanctions on 3 members of the Haitian political elite who provide illicit financial and operational support to gangs rms.

These sanctions freeze all assets held in Canada by the current Senator Ronny Célestin, the former Senator Hervé Fourcand and the former President of the Chamber of Deputies Gary Bodeau, confirmed Sébastien Carrière Ambassador of Canada to Haiti.

"Canada has reason to believe these individuals are using their status as current or previous public office holders to protect and enable the illegal activities of armed criminal gangs, including through money laundering and other acts of corruption [...] Canada has reason to believe these individuals are using their status as current or previous public office holders to protect and enable the illegal activities of armed criminal gangs," says the statement from Global Affairs Canada.

"Canada continues to put pressure on armed gangs and their supporters to help the people of Haiti emerge from this crisis and restore peace and security in their country. We will consider additional sanctions against individuals and entities in Haiti and other measures to end the ongoing violence" declared Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38128-haiti-flash-ministers-of-justice-and-interior-forced-to-resign.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38072-haiti-politic-reaction-of-youri-latortue-sanctioned-by-the-usa-and-canada.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38071-haiti-news-zapping.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38058-haiti-flash-chancellor-of-canada-melanie-joly-announces-sanctions-against-j-lambert-and-y-latortue.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38056-haiti-flash-j-lambert-and-y-latortue-sanctioned-by-the-usa-all-the-details.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37944-haiti-crisis-at-the-un-haiti-welcomes-the-adoption-of-sanctions-and-recalls-the-urgency-of-armed-intervention.html

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