"GOVERNMENT PROSECUTOR DID ORDER BELIZAIRE ARREST," SAYS PRIME MINISTER CONILLE
(Defend Haiti) - By Jonel Juste
PORT-AU-PRINCE - "The Government Prosecutor did order the Bélizaire arrest," said Prime Minister Garry Conille this Saturday. He was questioned by Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) about the author of Delmas-Tabarre Deputy’s sequester.
Prime Minister Garry Conille, Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, and National Police Chief Mario Andresol responded to the invitation of the Senate on Saturday to shed light on the Arnel Bélizaire (Delmas & Tabarre/Veye-Yo) case.
The Interpellation Session in the Senate began a few hours ago. Elected officials want to know who ordered the police mobilization to arrest MP Bélizaire.
Prime Minister Conille said the government commissioner ordered the arrest. The PM said he doesn’t intend to blame anyone, and will take his share of the responsibility in this case as head of government. The Government Prosecutor's arrest of MP Bélizaire was because it was "a case of a repeat offender."
In addition, Senator Benoit asked Minister Thierry Mayard Paul to explain his presence at the Port-au-Prince airport on the day of the arrest of Bélizaire, where there was an assault on airport employees.
"I didn’t assault anyone at the airport," said Mr. Mayard Paul.
On his presence at the airport on October 27, he indicated that his wife had to leave that day. "I was accompanying her," said the minister showing off tickets as evidence.
Furthermore, Mr. Mayard-Paul said he has not attended any meeting to arrest Bélizaire. "No I never did," said the Minister of the Interior, who said he is Arnel Belizaire’s "great friend".
"I never gave the order to stop Belizaire, nor did the President of the Republic, who has no right to order the arrest of anybody," the lawyer argued; adding that President Martelly would never ask him to do something illegal...