Haiti: Gov't Commissioner Revoked, Lawyers End Strike
- Created on Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:18 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Ministry of Justice and Public Security removed Government Commissioner Francisco Rene and the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince announced an end to their strike in its fourth week.
Francisco Rene will Investigate Feces at Gov't Commissioner's Office
- Created on Monday, November 25, 2013 8:03 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The presence of feces in the hallways of the Government Commissioner's Office, Thursday, ended a protest by members of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association, who said the smell was intolerable and had begun causing protesters and journalists to vomit.
Haiti: Arrest Warrant against Andre Michel Lifted
- Created on Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:28 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A week after the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince declared him a fugitive of justice, the arrest warrant against the Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel was lifted by the embattled judge that issued it, Lemarre Belizaire. Yet, opposition members say the battle with the administration continues.
Haiti: Lawyers March to Justice Ministry in Strike Week 2
- Created on Saturday, November 09, 2013 10:10 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Dozens of lawyers, members of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association marched on Wednesday through the streets of the capital to demand the removal of Government Commissioner Francisco RenÃ© from the head of the prosecutor's office and the suspension of Judge Lamarre Belizaire. Lawyers and justices, who have been on strike for two weeks marched from the old courthouse (destroyed by the earthquake of January 12, 2010) to the Ministry of Justice.
Haiti: Lawyers Vote to Continue Strike
- Created on Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, Lawyers in Port-au-Prince voted to continue a strike that judges are also supporting until the removal of Government Commissioner Francisco Rene and sanctions on Judge Lemarre Belizaire; both men regarded as tools for the political persecution of the administration's opponents.
Haiti: "Andre Michel is a Fugitive of Justice" says Gov't Comm.
- Created on Monday, October 28, 2013 3:40 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Government Commissioner Francisco Rene on Monday ordered any police officer who encounters the Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel, who filed criminal complaints against First Lady Sophia Martelly and son Olivier Martelly, to arrest him as he declared him a fugitive of justice.
James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison
- Created on Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:31 PM
NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht/TheSmokingGun.com) - James âJimmy Henchmanâ Rosemond, the rap music manager who also headed a multimillion-dollar cocaine distribution ring, will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Haiti: Lawyers and Judges on Strike
- Created on Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:30 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Lawyers in the capital city of Port-au-Prince declared a strike on Tuesday, and judges on Wednesday joined in the work stoppage, on-going until the Government Commissioner Francisco Rene and Judge Lemarre Belizaire, both considered to be systematically violating the Constitution on behalf of the Martelly administration are removed.
Haiti: Andre Michel Taken from Justice to hold Presser in Parliament
- Created on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel was taken from the Government Commissioner's Office to the Parliament on Wednesday by an angry mob and a motorcade of Parliamentarians as he was being questioned by state prosecutor Francesco Rene.
Haiti: Protests Abound after Arrest of Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel
- Created on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:26 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Disorder is prevailing as a crowd has amassed in the streets of Port-au-Prince after police conducted on Tuesday evening the arrest of the Human Rights Lawyer AndrÃ© Michel, who has pursuing a corruption suit against First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Olivier.
Haiti: Judiciary Council will Report on Death of Judge
- Created on Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:11 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Several members of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) are working on a report into the suspicious death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph announced Councilor Dilia Lemaire, despite obstruction by the President of the CSPJ, Anel Joseph Alexis.
NBC: Lawsuit against UN Alleges Cover Up of Role in Haiti Cholera
- Created on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:22 PM
NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - The United Nations is not only responsible for the cholera outbreak in Haiti but deliberately tried to cover it up, according to a lawsuit being followed up by NBC News Investigations report released on Wednesday.
Human Rights Court Public Hearings against Dominican State Tuesday
- Created on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:51 AM
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (sentinel.ht) - Human rights woes for the Dominican state are numerous as the ongoing trial of Benito Tide Mendez et al vs the Dominican Republic continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with public hearings scheduled at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Mexico City. Six families of Haitian descent are claiming that in 1999 and 2000 they were "arbitrarily detained and collectively deported" from homes and land they owned for years in the D.R.
Switzerland Denies Duvalier Appeal for Money
- Created on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:53 PM
BERN, Switzerland (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, a Swiss court rejected an appeal by former President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier to return $5.5 million to him. The court ruled that Duvalier and his entourage failed to prove that this "increase in their assets had resulted from activities unrelated to their role as public officials."
Haiti: Lawyers urge Senate to probe release of suspected drug-trafficker Evinx Daniel
- Created on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:54 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Human Rights Lawyers Andre Michel and Newton St Juste, in a letter to the Senate Justice Committee, required a commission to be established to determine the involvement of the President of the Republic, Minister of Justice and high ranking officials of the Haitian National Police in "undermining the credibility of the police institution and local judicial apparatus" in the city of Les Cayes as it pertains to the release of the suspected drug-trafficker and close friend of the Head of State, businessman, Evinks Daniel.
Embattled Judge Lamarre Belizaire sends summons to Radio Kiskeya
- Created on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:18 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Lamarre Belizaire, the judge who signed arrest warrants and ordinances restricting flight for political prisoners and opponents of the administration, now has sent a summons to Radio Kiskeya for broadcasting the information that he was suspended for 10 years by the Bar of Port-au-Prince. This court action is being regarded as an attack on the liberty of expression.
Haiti Judge behind alleged political imprisonments disbarred
- Created on Friday, September 13, 2013 1:07 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Investigating Magistrate Lamarre Belizaire, who issued the arrest warrant for, considered political prisoner, Enold Florestal, was disbarred from practicing law for 10 years by the Bar of Port-au-Prince, to begin effectively when he leaves his current post at the capital's courts.
7 Judiciary Councilors investigating judge death claim obstruction by Chief Justice
- Created on Friday, August 23, 2013 10:13 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Seven members of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary declared in a statement released Friday that the Chief Justice is actively obstructing the council's investigation into the death, deemed suspicious, of Judge Jean Serge Joseph.
Haiti: Accuser of Corruption of Presidential Family Arrested
- Created on Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:09 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The citizen who filed the complaint against the President's family for corruption and usurpation of title was arrested on Friday night, according to a warrant, for involvement in the murder of Frantzy Duverseau in 2010.
Canada: Judge Serge Joseph funeral held in "difficult" atmosphere
- Created on Monday, August 12, 2013 9:08 PM
MONTREAL, Canada (defend.ht) - The family of Judge Jean Serge Joseph, following his funeral in Montreal Sunday, said that the Quebec coroner presented them a report inconclusive but continuing, saying that typical natural triggers that would have caused the judge to have the stroke, to which he succumbed, were not found.