Lawyers request court injunction against Digicel Haiti
- Created on Friday, June 14, 2013 12:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Two citizens and lawyers rebuffed a request for an apology from Digicel and instead retaliated by filing an injunction against the telecommunications giant for it to disclose information on the circumstances and contracts that led to the sending of mass text messages to its clients in the early morning hours of May 14, 2013.
Haiti: Candidate for Mayor in Gonaives released from jail, charges dropped
- Created on Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:19 AM
GONAIVES, Haiti (defend.ht) - After one month in jail, Roosevelt Augustin, candidate for the Mayor of Gonaives, Vice-President of The Christian Movement for a New Haiti, was released from jail and had charges dropped after being found to have been arrested arbitrarily. It is believed that the call for his illegal arrest in April 26 was made by adviser to President Michel Martelly Youri Latortue.
Int'l Criminal Court receives complaint against Haiti President
- Created on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:17 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - The lawyers of Franck Cine, the CEO of Haitel, have filed complaints with the International Criminal Court against Presidents Michel Martelly and Rene Preval and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe for "unjust arrest, unlawful detention, torture, illegal prosecution, confiscation of property" towards the sale at auction of assets of Haitiel and the Cine family.
Mario Joseph awarded Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University
- Created on Monday, May 13, 2013 2:05 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, USA (defend.ht) - Human Rights Lawyer, Mario Joseph was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Indiana University on Saturday where he delivered the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Group to file $21 billion lawsuit against France for Haitian slavery
- Created on Friday, May 10, 2013 12:06 PM
PARIS, France (defend.ht) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday ruled out the payment of reparations for slavery but a rights group announced it would file a lawsuit against state-owned bank, Caisse des Depots (CDC) over its role in the slave trade. Haiti is a former French colony.
Duvalier crimes against humanity trial proceeds to preliminary observations
- Created on Friday, May 10, 2013 9:57 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AlterPresse) - The President of the Court of Appeal, Judge Jean Joseph Lebrun, ended on May 9 the stage of hearing the complainants and opened the preliminary observations of proceedings against former Dictator Jean Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity and misappropriation of public funds.
Haiti: Prosecutor questions Presidential Advisor Joseph Lambert
- Created on Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:46 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Presidential Advisor Joseph Lambert appeared at the public prosecutors office on Thursday to answer questions on criminal complaints filed against him by Deputies Levaillant Louis-Jeune and Saurel Jacinthe.
Haiti: Cholera victims give UN 60 days or lawsuit
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:46 PM
NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - A group of lawyers representing cholera victims in Haiti has threatened to take legal action against the United Nations.
Lauryn Hill sentenced to 3 months in prison
- Created on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 10:24 AM
IRVINGTON, USA (defend.ht) - Lauryn Hill, the Grammy award-winning artist from the Fugees, has been sentenced to three months in prison and an additional three months of home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings.
Haiti: Judge grants Deputies access to dossier on Walky Calixte murder
- Created on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:09 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Judge Jean Wilner Morin on Monday honored the request of a Special Commission of the Chamber of Deputies to access all available information on the murder of police officer Walky Calixte in order to rule on the request for dropping parliamentary immunity for Deputies M'Zounaya Jean Baptiste Bellange and Rodriguez Sejour.
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti hit with $100,000 lawsuit
- Created on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:45 PM
NEWARK, USA (defend.ht) - 48 hours after the release of his mixtape April Showers, Wyclef Jean, through his bygone charity Yele Haiti is being sued for more than $100,000 [US].
Jaar pleads not guilty in U.S. for drug trafficking charges
- Created on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:49 AM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Haitian businessman Rodolphe Jaar plead not guilty to drug trafficking charges in a federal court in Miami on Monday, days after he was arrested in a luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic.
Appeal for Duvalier crimes against humanity postponed to May 2
- Created on Monday, April 29, 2013 10:00 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AlterPresse) - With less than three months until the end of the judicial year, July 2013, the hearing of the plaintiffs Thursday, April 25, was postponed for the third time. The Court of Appeals in Port-au-Prince, in action against the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is being sued for crimes against humanity and corruption.
Guilty: 68 year-old for Ponzi scheme that targeted Haitians
- Created on Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:20 PM
DELRAY, USA (defend.ht) - It only took 10 minutes for the jury to deliberate towards a guilty verdict for former Delray Beach Commissioner Charlotte Durante, who stole nearly $2 million from mostly Haitians with a Ponzi scheme.
Jury convicts Haitian man in vodou rape case
- Created on Saturday, April 27, 2013 1:46 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht/Miami Herald) - The spirits didnâ€™t help a North Miami Haitian vodou practitioner avoid a conviction for raping a woman who had turned to him for help lifting a curse.
Aristide to appear in court May 8
- Created on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:32 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide did not appear in court on Wednesday as expected, rather, on Tuesday, Judge Ivickel Dabrezil sent another invitation to the two-time Head of State to appear in court on Wednesday, May 8, as part of the investigation into the murder of Jean Leopold Dominique.
Councilor Dilia Lemaire on first year of Supreme Council of Judiciary
- Created on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:35 PM
Jean-Bertrand Aristide summoned to appear in court
- Created on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:59 PM
Lawyers in Haiti condemn actions of Gov't Commish Lucmane Delille
- Created on Monday, April 15, 2013 1:38 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Lawyers Andre Michel and Newton St Juste called to order an attempt by Government Prosecutor Lucmane Delille to instruct a Justice of the Peace to place an injunction in all media of the city from publishing any "statements regarding corruption, nepotism, immorality of the Martelly/Lamothe administration and in general the president family..." The Justice declined to make such orders.
Haiti Observateur can publish Prime Minister Lamothe's name, Judge reverses decision
- Created on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:24 AM