Haiti will seek arrest of former president Aristide

[JURIST] Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue announced Friday that his country will seek the arrest of exiled former president Jean Bertrand Aristide, now in refuge in South Africa. An international warrant will be issued as soon as possible, based on allegations of fraud and political crimes. Latortue created a commission to look into the diversion of funds during Aristide's administration between 2001 and 2004. Aristide fled Haiti in February of this year amidst a bloody rebellion; the country has experienced unrest in recent months. Aristide and his supporters have claimed that Latortue is looking for a scapegoat for this violence. AFP has more.



 

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