Haiti: Appeal Case Update: Political prisoner Annette Auguste finally released following 26 months of detention

Haiti: Appeal Case Update: Political prisoner Annette Auguste finally released following 26 months of detention

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Index Number: AMR 36/010/2006
Date Published: 31 August 2006
Categories: Americas, Haiti

Having spent 826 days in custody folk singer and community leader, Annette Auguste was finally acquitted of the charges against her and released on 15 August. Prosecutors in the trial deemed that there was no evidence against Annette Auguste and the presiding judge accordingly found her not guilty. Amnesty International believes that Annette Auguste, Yvon Antoine, Paul Raymond, George Honoré and all other political prisoners held in prolonged pre-trial detention were kept in jail solely as a pretext to punish them for their political views.


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