Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Demand Fairness for Amanus Mayette

September 5, 2006 Half-Hour for Haiti: Demand Fairness for Amanus Mayette   Update: No good news this week on political prisoners, René Civil remains in prison. For a longer analysis of political prisoners, see IJDH’s:  Haiti’s Political Prisoners: Not President Preval’s Fault, But They Are His Problem, on the JURIST website.We have issued several alerts over the last few months regarding the illegal detention of defendants in the La Scierie case. Most of those defendants, including former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and former Minister of the Interior Jocelerme Privert, have been granted pre-trial release while the Appeals Court of Gonaives decides the appeal of the case. But the court’s decision is taking a long time: almost 4 months since the appeals hearing in mid-May, and over 11 months since the appeals were filed last October.  In the meantime, one of […]

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