EMBATTLED ELECTION ADVISERS FREE TO MOVE, ORDERS PROSECUTORS
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - The President of the Provisional Electoral Council, Gaillot Dorsinvil, and two other electoral advisers are free to move about following an order by the current chief of prosecutions in Port-au-Prince.
The electoral advisers have attained the blessings of the new chief prosecutor of Port-au-Prince, Lionel Constant Bourgouin.
Considered on the run for several months by the prosecution, which had issued a warrant of arrest against him, Gaillot Dorsinvil, Pierre Ribelli and Raphael Léonel are now free to move.
As proof, the president of the CEP returned in peace to his office on Monday, and even held a working session with the other electoral advisers to prepare and organize upcoming elections.
In a correspondence dated December 21, 2011, the current prosecutor informed the Director General of Immigration and Emigration, Roland Chavannes, who had been ordered to ban the movement of the electoral advisers that the ban would now be inoperative.
"...the order that all measures of prosecution, warrants or detaining orders against the three (3) electoral advisers and senior officials of the State: Dorsinville Gaillot, Leonel Raphael and Ribelli Pierre, will be considered inoperative, null and non-prejudicial to the PNH and other enforcement authorities and law enforcement, as well as those of the Immigration and Emigration." Le Nouvelliste read the order made by Jacques Hermon Constant, President of the Court in the Council Chamber of the trial court, in open court, with the participation of Homer Raymond, Clerk of the seat.