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Freres Enol et Josue Florestal ordered free by Cour d'Appel de Port-au-Prince

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Freres Enol et Josue Florestal ordered free by Cour d'Appel de Port-au-Prince

Here is a picture of the Florestal brothers who have been released from prison by Cour d'Appel of Port-au-Prince. They were considered as political prisoners

Enold Florestal and his brother Josue, who were arrested and imprisoned 17 months ago on the charge of murdering a student named Frantzy Duverseau at his Port-au-Prince home on October 18, 2010, have been released from prison on December 19, 2014, three days after an Appellate Court ruled. On August 27, 2013, Haitian investigative judge Lamarre Bélizaire (he is said to be close to Martelly's government) ordered the arrests of four people--two brothers, Enold and Josué Florestal, their attorney André Michel and a police agent named Jeanco Honorat. The two brothers were plaintiffs in a suit accusing First Lady Sophia Martelly, and his son, Olivier Martelly, of corruption. On October 18, 2010, following an altercation between Mr. Enold and his in-laws, Enold reportedly assaulted his wife Fabienne Duverseau. When her brother Frantzy intervened, Enold was injured. He went to call the police and came back to the spot with his brother Josué, their attorney, André Michel and a police agent named Honorat. When Frantzy resisted arrest, Honorat shot him dead. In a September 2 report, Haitian independent National Human Rights Defense Network concluded the failure to identify which of the accused was a material author and which one acted as accomplice and issuing arrest warrant in such a state "constitutes a vast joke."

Tags: prison, Prison Life, Enold Florestal, Political Prisoner, Frere Florestal

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