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Release of Emmanuel Constant

July 18, 1996
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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.

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Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights

Jean-Pierre, Haitian journalist.


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