Several Government Officials Questioned by Haitian Senate on Saturday
- Saturday, November 05, 2011 3:36 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister Garry Conille and other members of the Supreme Council of the National Police (CSPN) are called Saturday morning to Senate while Minister of Justice, Josue Pierre-Louis, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Michel Brunache, are expected to show up in the afternoon.
Prime Minister Conille is expected to show with Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul the Director General of Haitian Police Mario Andresol and Secretary of State for Public Safety Reginald Delva.
"This measure allows National Assembly to acquire more information on MP Arnel Bellizaire (Delmas & Tabarre/Veye-Yo)â€™s arrest, regardless of his parliamentary immunity, before taking any decision, "said Senate President, Rodolphe Joazile (Nord-Est/Alternative), quoted by Alterpresse.
The questioning session began on November 3. The Assembly of Senators Office, at Senator Steven Benoit request, adopted a suspension of the meeting after more than seven hours of fruitless discussions.
Josue Pierre-Louis and Michel Brunache have each requested a written report to the eight days of the session. Other senators also requested the extension of the inquiry to other ministers or other senior officials meeting of the public administration in order to shed light on the issue.
This situation has taken place after the arrest and release last week of the member Arnel Belizaire, whose head of state, Michel Martelly, is considered the prime contractor.
Martelly intervened Thursday, November 3rd to say that the presidency has nothing to do "near and far" in Belizaire case.
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