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Haitians outraged at arrest of activist attorney Andre Michel

The night of October 22, a spontaneous demonstration broke in Port-au-Prince because of the wrongful detention of Haitian political activist attorney Andre Michel.  Below are articles about the situation. Cliquez ICI pour des articles en Français. Haiti: Protests Abound after Arrest of Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel The Sentinel Staff, The Sentinel October 22, 2013 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – 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 André Michel, who has pursuing a corruption suit against First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Olivier. The latest information says agents of CIMO have barricaded the police station to not allow anyone to enter, journalists or citizens, the premises. After parking his car near police sub-station in Martissant, police struggled to take Andre Michel from his […]

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