Haiti Presses Three Countries to Extradite Former Leaders and U.S. Continues to Press Honduras to Extradite Former Haitian Leader

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Wednesday, April 1, 1998
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
4
150-151
Abstract: 
On March 3, 1998, the media reported that the Haitian Government has pressed Panama, Honduras, and the United States to extradite ten leaders of a 1991 military coup wanted on charges of murder and torture. The Haitian Government made the requests in mid-February under warrants issued in December 1997, charging Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, Lt. Col. Joseph Michel Francois, Gen. Philippe Biamby, and seven other persons of planning and implementing murder, torture, and illegal arrests during their three-year reign... [more]