It appears embassies refuse refuge to Neptune et Privert

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It appears embassies refuse refuge to Neptune et Privert

Post by T-dodo » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:09 pm

[quote]Posté le 20 février 2005
Yvon Neptune et Jocelerme Privert de nouveau derrière les barreaux.

Les ancien Premier ministre et ministre de l'intérieur du régime déchu d'Aristide ont été reconduit samedi soir au pénitencier, selon une source officielle...

L'évasion de Neptune et de Privert a été occasionnée par un commando lourdement armé qui avait cherché à libérer des trafiquants de drogue et des kidnappeurs, a expliqué une source officielle anonyme.

Une fois sortis de la prison ainsi que 356 autres détenus, les deux anciens dignitaires ont cherché en vain à prendre une amabassade, a expliqué la source. C'est là que la police a pu
les récupérer. Les deux hommes ainsi que Hans Théophilé, le présumé meurtrier d'un ressortissant français ont été reconduits au pénitencier national et placés sous haute surveillance.

Depuis samedi soir, quelques heures après les incidents, la police nationale et la Minustah ont renforcé la sécurité des détenus dans la principale prison de la capitale.

L'annonce de l'évasion de Neptune et de Privert avait provoqué une manifestation de colère à Saint Marc. Les deux hommes sont accusé par la population d'avoir ordonné le massacre d'opposants d'Aristide quelques jours avant la chute du régime.

HPN[/quote]

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Evasion de deux anciens ministres lavalas

Post by T-dodo » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:12 pm

[quote]Evasion de deux anciens ministres lavalas de la prison centrale de Port-au-Prince
Posté le 19 février 2005

L'ancien Premier ministre lavalas Yvon Neptune et son ex-ministre de l'extérieur Jocelerme Privert se sont évadés samedi du pénitencier national, a appris sur place un reporter de HPN auprès d'un militant des droits humains.

Une évasion spectaculaire a été enregistrée samedi à la prison centrale de Port-au-Prince. Plusieurs prisonniers dont le nombre ni l'identité n'ont pas toujours pas été fournis ont pris la fuite.

Les deux ex-dignitaires de l'ancien régime Yvon Netpune et Jocelerme Privert, gardés, pendant huit mois environ pour le premier et près d'un an pour le second, au pénitencier national, figurent parmi les évadés, a affirmé le militant des droits de l'hom
me après constat.

Un agent de l'autorité pénitentiaire nationale, Oléus Guerrier, a été tué pendant l'assaut de la prison, qu'auraient mené des hommes armés.

CR/VB/JEC[/quote]

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Yvon Neptune et Jocelerme Privert repris par la police

Post by T-dodo » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:15 pm

[quote]Yvon Neptune et Jocelerme Privert repris par la police
Posté le 19 février 2005

La porte-parole de la PNH Gessy Comeau Coicou a annoncé samedi soir que l'ex-premier Ministre Yvon Neptune et l'ancien ministre de l'intérieur Jocelerme ont été repris à Port-au-Prince.

Selon Gessy Coicou, les deux anciens membres de gouvernement Lavalas sont actuellement en sécurité et sibt gardés en lieu sûr.

Plus de 350 personnes s'étaient évadées de la prison en début d'après-midi au moment où de la nourriture était servie aux détenus. L'opération a été conduite par un commando lourdement armée, a expliqué Gessy Coicou.

La porte-parole de la police a indiqué, d'autre part qu'une enquête a été ouverte. Elle a également annoncé que Hans Théophilé détenu au pénitencier et accusé dans l'assassinat en juillet 2004 du directeur de la compagnie Air-France
, a été également repris.

Plus de 1400 personnes se trouvaient dans la prison avant cette évasion, avait indiqué un responsable d'organisatioin de défense des droits humains.

HPN[/quote]

T-dodo

Post by T-dodo » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:32 pm

[quote]Inmates freed in armed raid at prison

Gunmen broke into Haiti's national penitentiary, freeing several prisoners and killing one guard. Some of the inmates were later recaptured.

By JANE REGAN

Special To The Herald

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Dozens of gunmen burst into Haiti's main jail Saturday and freed several prisoners, including two top Aristide government officials, in a bold daylight raid that apparently had inside help, witnesses said.

Late Saturday night police swept city neighborhoods and recaptured some of the escapees, including former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Haitian police spokeswoman Gessy Coicou told The Herald.

She said 356 prisoners escaped, but some had been recaptured. Coicou said the recaptured prisoners included ''the two most important prisoners,'' a reference to Neptune and former Interior Minister Jocelerme Privert. Both men served in the government of former President JeanBertrand Aristide.

One guard was killed outside the National Penitentiary during the 3 p.m. attack, which witnesses said was carried out by a swarm of gunmen who arrived aboard several trucks and the gaily painted jitneys known here as tap-taps.

Some of the witnesses told journalists at the scene that they recognized at least two of the raiders as chimeres, gunmen loyal to Aristide, who was ousted from office a year ago. Other reports speculated the attack was designed to free drug traffickers.

BLOW TO U.S., U.N.

The raid dealt a significant blow to both the U.S.-backed interim government that replaced Aristide and the more than 7,000 U.N. peacekeepers deployed here sinc
e last summer. Haitian officials have repeatedly urged U.N. troops to help secure the country's prisons.

Although Coicou confirmed the recapture of Neptune and Privert, she was unable to say how many others were back in police custody.

Among those who were still at large was a man nicknamed ''Little Lou,'' who was charged in the notorious murder of journalist Jean Dominique in 2000, and a suspect in last year's slaying of the local Air France director.

Neptune was under investigation in the killings of Aristide opponents, but has denied the allegations.

The Rev. Gerard Jean-Juste, an Aristide loyalist and former Miami Haitian rights activist, said he was ''elated'' over the reports of Neptune's escape but would not comment on whether his supporters had carried out the raid.

''It's time for him to enjoy his freedom,'' he told The Herald in a telephone interview before Neptune's
recapture. ``This is the first night he will be able to see the sky.''

A total of 1,257 were in the prison as of Feb. 17, according to the independent National Coalition for Haitian Rights.

Witnesses to the raid, who asked for anonymity out of fear for their lives, said the armed attackers arrived in a fleet of pickups and apparently hijacked tap-taps, and all escaped uninjured.

RUMOR OF BREAK

The capital's Radio Quisqueya reported it had heard a rumor Friday night of a planned prison break and that U.N. peacekeepers were going to send reinforcements. Journalists arriving after the raid saw no U.N. troops.

Witnesses said the attackers seemed to have planned the raid well: They were apparently let into the prison; some appeared to have lists of people they were seeking; and some of the prisoners' belongings were spotted by a door in a small pile of pl
astic bags and knapsacks. Others said Neptune was led away at gunpoint.

Prison officials said one guard was being questioned on suspicion of having helped the raiders.

Crying prison guards, who identified their dead colleague as Pierre Marie Guirrier Romeus, told journalists they were considering resigning en masse because of the lack of security.

Two U.N. peacekeeping vehicles arrived at the penitentiary about two hours after the raid. In the past, interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue has complained that the peacekeepers are not guarding key locales like police stations and prisons.

Aristide fled Haiti on Feb. 29 amid a monthlong revolt that left more than 100 dead. He now lives in exile in South Africa, and the interim government has promised new elections this year.

DIVISIONS REMAIN

But Haiti remains deeply divided and at times violently tor
n between armed gangs of Aristide supporters and foes.

Although he was Haiti's first democratically elected president, Aristide was increasingly accused of corruption and authoritarian ways in the last months of his term in office, which was scheduled to end next year.

Herald staff writer Jacqueline Charles and chief of correspondents Juan O. Tamayo contributed to this report.[/quote]

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Post by admin » Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:23 pm

The editing in red is done by me, in this case, as I saw either obvious code words or terms of political propaganda, not to say outright lies.

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