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Aristide gives evidence in murder case to Haitian judge | Reuters


Supporters of former Haitian President Aristide wait outside his house in Port-au-PrinceFormer Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appeared in public for the first time since returning from exile more than two years ago, testifying in court on Wednesday about the assassination more than a decade ago of a popular radio journalist and human rights activist.

In a testament to his continued political sway, thousands of supporters sang pro-Aristide songs and waved his picture behind police barricades down the street from the courthouse. They had pledged to accompany him from his home in a Port-au-Prince suburb to the court and back despite a ban on demonstrations for the day. via | ReutersSupporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide wait outside his house in Port-au-Prince.

 

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