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Haiti - Justice : Warrant of arrest against the former Mayor of Port-au-Prince ?
21/06/2012 10:15:27

Haiti - Justice : Warrant of arrest against the former Mayor of Port-au-Prince ?
Following the fire of Port Market, Monday morning, Me Jean Renel Senatus, the Government Commissioner had sent for hearing on this case, an invitation to appear, to the former Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Muscadin Jean Yves Jason.

Me Newton Saint-Juste, the lawyer of former Mayor Jason, onfirmed Tuesday the invitation of the prosecution and indicated that he was preparing a request to postpone for a week "It will be difficult to us to respond to the invitation within 24 hours, as the letter of the prosecution came to my client only Tuesday, and that my client had already commitments for an activity on this Wednesday."

In addition, Me Saint-Juste, explained that there was an error in the name of his client "We have been to the prosecution to bring out with Me Senatus, these errors, which can be ambiguous." The lawyer said he was surprised to learn of Commissioner, during this process, that his client will be arrested on Thursday after 11:00 am and that police forces will be sent to his home to bring him to the prosecution. For Me Senatus, the absence of Mr. Jason to his convocation justifies the application of the law...

The lawyer of the former mayor said his client did not refuse to appear before the Chief of Parquet, but it is necessary that this be done in accordance with the procedures and law. He denounced this action by stating that "the Chief of Parquet, can not issue arrest warrant, apart from cases of flagrante delicto." He says his client will not flee and that he will wait that Me Senatus "sinks further into the arbitrary and illegal [...] We'll see if Me Senatus is really above the code of criminal and penal code," declared Me Newton Saint Juste, which describes the action, that is about to ask the Government Commissioner, of arbitrary...

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