The U.S. Government has released Emmanuel Constant, the head of FRAPH — the Haitian paramilitary group responsible for a brutal reign of terror during the Cedras dictatorship. Constant was in a U.S. detention facility in Baltimore, Maryland and was released in exchange for dropping a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his detention. Constant, who admits he did work for the CIA, fled Haiti to escape murder charges; an ins official has said that they are waiting for the Haitian government to ensure Constant would be safe if he’s deported back to Haiti.
Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights
Jean-Pierre, Haitian journalist.
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