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Haiti - Justice : Judicial procedure against the Senators Lambert and Benoît
Michel Brunache, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, confirmed having received a request from Jean Renel Sénatus, the Government Commissioner asking him to send a letter to the President of the Senate in order to obtain the availability for justice of enators Joseph Lambert (Southeast) and Steven Benoît (West) for having disturbed the public order. The Government Commissioner in his request, retains the charges of blackmail, incitement to violence and disturbances to public order against the two elected.
The Minister declared "...I have indeed received a letter in this regard, of Government Commissioner of the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, where he speaks of complaints he received. He speaks of the events of Thursday, March 8 and he asks the authorization of be able to question those who would be responsible for all this [...] I intend to proceed with the request of the Government Commissioner, which means forward it to the President of the Senate [...]
...if the Government Commissioner receives complaints, he is obliged to respond to these complaints. Now there is a procedure, the only instruction that I have to give him as Minister, is to follow strictly what the law says and in these cases. I can not obstruct justice. It is primarily an approach of victims, the prosecution has responded and the Ministry of Justice is obliged to respond. [...] There are people who estimate have been victims and it is their right to complain..."
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