Port-au-Prince government commissioner resigns over disagreement with Minister of Justice

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, February 4, 2018 Under: Haiti Breaking News
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The government commissioner at the Port-au-Prince Court of First Instance, Clamé Ocname Daméus, has handed over his resignation to the Minister of Justice Me Heidi Fortuné, the newspaper said. "I hereby inform you that I am leaving the office of Commissioner of the Government of Port-au-Prince.
This decision is effective upon receipt, "reads in this terse correspondence dated February 2, 2018 which a copy has been sent to Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.

The resignation of the chief prosecutor of Port-au-Prince comes after being blamed by the Minister of Justice, Heidi Fortuné in relation to the presidential pardon made to prisoners in late 2017 having for many years already served their full sentence. "It is not without difficulty that, for the majority of the cases having been brought to his attention, it is about people who had finished serving their sanction and that, by the fault of your administration, they were kept still in jail "wrote the Minister of Justice who believes it is fashionable to sanction" duly the detrimental and at least blameworthy behavior "of the government commissioner in this case.

The Minister of Justice recalled that one of the objectives of the government's penal policy is to "reduce to a minimum, until its eradication, the rate of prolonged preventive detention". The courtroom of the capital was denounced this week in the press by Claudy Gassant for giving exequatur to a judgment made in order to steal land at the expense of many owners of Vivy-Mitchell.

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