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Haiti: will case against rights lawyer be dropped? | World War 4 Report


Reynold Georges, a lawyer for former Haitian “president for life” Jean-Claude (“Baby Doc”) Duvalier (1971-1986), is planning to drop a complaint he filed in August against human rights attorney Patrice Florvilus, according to Florvilus’ lawyers. Flovilus, who represents homeless people living in the Acra displaced persons camp in the Delmas section of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, has been working to get prosecutors to investigate fires set at the camp in April and the death of a camp resident while in police custody at the same time; the incidents occurred shortly after Georges and Duvalier claimed the land belonged to the ex-dictator.

Georges retaliated by charging Florvilus with arson and “association with wrongdoers,” apparently an effort to blame camp residents and their attorney for the fires. Florvilus’ lawyers countered by filing a complaint with the Port-au-Prince bar association over Georges’ unprofessional conduct. Georges indicated at an Aug. 22 meeting in the Port-au-Prince prosecutor’s office that he was now backing off from his complaint. via  | World War 4 Report.

 

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