The Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday that it’s too late in President Jovenel Moïse’s term to start a dictatorship, as some have alleged.
“He’s in his fourth year in power, he was not a dictator, why in his fifth year would he start a dictatorial career?” said Claude Joseph in a France24 interview. “That’s absurd, it’s not true at all.”
Joseph also said that officials have the political crisis “under control.” However, hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Port-au-Prince to continue demanding that Moïse leave office. Source
Dabrésil still in prison despite release order
Former Supreme Court Judge Ivickel Dabrésil remains in prison in Croix-des-bouquets, though a release order has been issued for him.
Dabrésil was arrested for allegedly attempting a coup d’etat on Sunday, a day many residents believe President Jovenel Moïse’s term ended.
Police officers throw tear gas at reporters
Police officers threw tear gas at journalists in the back of a pick-up truck on Wednesday, injuring two of them.
Dieu-Nalio Chéry, a widely-known photojournalist, was struck in the leg with a can of tear gas. Chéry received medical treatment on the spot from another journalist, Amélie Baron. Reporter Johnny Fils-Aimé was also injured. Source
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