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Sujet: So Anne acquittée... et libérée! Lun 14 Aoû - 21:51
Flash ! Flash ! Flash ! Quatre anciens responsables et partisans de Lavalas dont Sò Ann et Paul Raymond acquittés dans l’affaire du 5 décembre 2003
Posté le lundi 14 août 2006
Par Radio Kiskeya
Quatre anciens responsables Lavalas et partisans zélés de l’ex-Président Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Annette Auguste alias Sò Ann, Paul Raymond, Yvon Antoine dit Yvon ZapZap et Georges Honoré, accusés d’implication dans les raids sanglants contre deux facultés de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH), qui avaient fait de nombreuses victimes le 5 décembre 2003, ont été acquittés lundi soir par le tribunal criminel de Port-au-Prince.
Les quatre ex-coaccusés devraient recouvrer leur liberté dès mercredi.
Dernière édition par gwotoro le Mer 16 Aoû - 13:43, édité 1 fois
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Sujet: So Anne acquittée... et libérée! Lun 14 Aoû - 22:15
Precisions de la HLLN (Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network) autour de l'acquittement et de la liberation (immediate ou prochaine) de So Ann et consorts
So Ann is finally RELEASED from prison in Haiti
So Ann (Annette August) who has been in prison for over two years (since May 10, 2004) is in the process of being RELEASED. Apparently the Haitian police are escorting her home as I write this (8:21pm) This is the latest information we've received from Haiti. We are on the phone with Haiti righ now. Our Haiti contact was at the Palè Jistis, at a hearing where So Ann, along with others, including Yvon Zap Zap, Paul Raymond, and George Honore have had their cases examined by the judicial authorities.
The hearing has been going on most of the day. According to our Haiti contact, who knows that HLLN was the first to report and write about So Ann's arrest and has been very anxious to see her release, the Haitian judge in charge has found that there is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to hold So Ann in prison. (See, HLLN's report on the arrest of Sò Ann and the May 12, 2004 Urgent Action Alert: Defenseless Haitian Children hooded and manacled (ala Iraqi prisoner/terrorists treatment) by US Marines in the dead of night in Haiti:
and See Conspiracy of Not,by Ezili Danto, May 13, 2004:
According to all the inquiries and investigations presented by the prosecuting folks in Haiti, the determination is that there was no legal reason for So Ann to have been put in jail in the first place.
1) For instance, our Haiti contact explains that no one showed up to testify against these defendants. For example, our contact who was in the courtroom reports that Charles Henri Baker was one of the folks who had filed a complaint against So Ann for the Dec. 5, 2003 University incident. Apparently all those who signed complaints against So Ann, including Charles Henri Baker, and all those who filed complaints for the other three in court today, simply did not show up in court to prove their claims when their names where called up and allegations read.
2) Apparently Haitian defense attorney Mario Joseph was well prepared and showed medical records to show where So Ann was on December 5, 2004 and other evidence that exonerated all the wrongfully and illegally held detainees.
According to our latest report, the only folks who showed up in court where the supporters of the detainees. Again, none of the folks who signed complaints against So Ann and the others showed up to litigate their claims.
After hearing all of Mario Joseph evidence, the government prosecutor (Commissaire Gouvernment) asked that So Ann and all the prisoners be immediately released to go to their homes and be with their families.
Our Haiti contact's understanding is that the prisoners will go to their homes directly and not back to prison to be processed out. Apparently the necessary documents have been all signed. Tomorrow apparently is Yvon Zap Zap's wife's birthday and many Haitian folks are finally starting to feel today was a good day for Haiti.
Stay tuned for further HLLN details on this developing story. Let your friends know a glimmer of hope came through today for Haitian women and Haiti.
Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
August 14, 2006, 8:21 p.m.
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Sujet: So Anne acquittée... et libérée! Mar 15 Aoû - 13:59
gwotoro a écrit:
Quatre anciens responsables Lavalas et partisans zélés de l’ex-Président Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Annette Auguste alias Sò Ann, Paul Raymond, Yvon Antoine dit Yvon ZapZap et Georges Honoré, accusés d’implication dans les raids sanglants contre deux facultés de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH), qui avaient fait de nombreuses victimes le 5 décembre 2003, ont été acquittés lundi soir par le tribunal criminel de Port-au-Prince. Les quatre ex-coaccusés devraient recouvrer leur liberté dès mercredi.
La justice est endormie, l’impunité règnera toujours en Haiti.