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Haiti - Justice : Former President Aristide responded to the invitation of Justice
09/05/2013 10:28:19

Haiti - Justice : Former President Aristide responded to the invitation of Justice
Wednesday, former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Wednesday, convened as a witness by the judge Ivickel Dabrésil in charge of the instruction of the investigation on the double assassinations, April 3, 2000, of the journalist Jean Léopold Dominique and security guard of the radio station Haiti Inter, Jean-Claude Louissaint, has arrived about 8:15 am to the Prosecutor of Port-au-Prince. He was accompanied by leader of the Lavalas Party, parliamentary and former elected. Extensive security measures have been deployed around the prosecution and in Port-au-Prince...

The presence of Senators Francky Exius, John Joel Joseph and Moïse Jean Charles was noted "We are preparing to go to elections. This meeting is an opportunity to mobilize our members," declared Senator Francky Exius.

Before going into the judge's chambers, former President Aristide, surrounded by his "bodyguard", hailed of a hand gesture, a crowd of supporters and sympathizers, heavily framed by a large police presence. Aristide made ​​no statement on his arrival, nor has he left the court.

The hearing of the former President behing closed doors began at around 9:00 am and lasted about 2 hours.

After the hearing, Me. Mario Joseph, one of the lawyers for the former Head of State, said that the meeting with the judge was "very relaxed" and that there is "no new convening or confrontation in perspective," adding "What is important is that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide came and answered questions," stating that he could not disclose details of the discussions about the case.

Thousands of people braved the ban on demonstrations of the PNH, demonstrating in the streets of Port-au-Prince, near the National Palace and the Champ de Mars, waving branches and posters with the effigy of President Aristide, claiming "Aristide is the strongest", "Se Arisitd ki towo", and hostile remarks against President Michel Martelly.

In provinces, especially in Cap Haitien were held pro-Aristide demonstrations involving hundreds of people.

HL/ HaïtiLibre

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