SEVERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS QUESTIONED BY HAITIAN SENATE ON SATURDAY
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - The Prime Minister, Garry Conille and other members of the Supreme Council of the National Police (CSPN) were called Saturday morning to the Senate, while Minister of Justice, Josue Pierre-Louis, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Michel Brunache, are expected to show up in the afternoon.
Prime Minister Conille is expected to show up with the Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, the Director General of the Haitian Police Mario Andresol, and Secretary of State for Public Safety Reginald Delva.
"This measure allows the National Assembly to acquire more information on MP Arnel Bellizaire (Delmas & Tabarre/Veye-Yo)’s arrest, regardless of his parliamentary immunity, before making any decision," said Senate President, Rodolphe Joazile (Nord-Est/Alternative), quoted by Alterpresse.
The questioning session began on November 3. The Assembly of Senators Office, at Senator Steven Benoit's request, adopted a suspension of the meeting after more than seven hours of fruitless discussions.
Josue Pierre-Louis and Michel Brunache have each requested a written report.... Other senators also requested the extension of the inquiry to other ministers, or other senior officials of the public administration, in order to shed light on the issue.
This situation has taken place after the arrest and release last week of Deputy Arnel Belizaire, whose head of state, Michel Martelly, is considered the "prime contractor".
Martelly intervened Thursday, November 3rd to say that the presidency has nothing to do "near or far" in the Belizaire case.