[update] Now, the Haitian government claims there is no extradition treaty with Dominican Rep, while Dominican officials said they already have 1 of the accused brothers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Under: Haiti/Dominican relations
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Yesterday Haitian Police said that they had custody of the brothers accused of murder in the Dominican Republic, and they handed them over to Dominican authorities. Today, the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Rodrigue, after the scandal that announcement made, in an appearance before the press reminded that “unfortunately there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.” However Dominican authorities are claiming that they managed to get the delivery of one the brothers yesterday, now the Haitian government is claiming that there is no extradition treaty between them.
The other accused is in prison in Jacmel, in the southeast of Haiti, after being arrested by the national police, a few days after the Pedernales incidents in which more than 250 families have returned to Anse à Pitres.

"There is no extradition treaty between the two countries. But, certain judicial cooperation agreements, "said the minister visibly energized.

"We are waiting for their request, to study the file and see what we can do," he added.

The Haitian diplomat reports that the file of the accused is being studied by the Commissioner of the Government of Port-au-Prince and that the process of requesting extradition, if it is initiated, will be long. According to the official, this request must be studied, analyzed and followed by a judicial investigation.

"There must be a permanent and direct dialogue between the two countries," said Antonio Rodrigue. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, there were exchanges between the Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the Dominican Republic, but also between him and his Dominican counterpart on the situation.

Rodrigue called on residents of both sides of the border “to calm down and let the authorities do their job” .

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