Haiti: President Would Have a Network of Document Forgers, says Parliamentarians
- Friday, March 30, 2012 4:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Senate committee charged with investigating the nationality of members of the Government says that a counterfeiting network is working for the executive. Those forgers would counterfeit paperwork for some government officials whose nationality is being investigated.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jean-Charles MoÃ¯se (Nord/Inite) said in an interview with AlterPresse, that he suspected in the country "a network of forgers and malefactors" devoted to Martelly.
This statement comes following the announcement that the commission found that government officials have apparently submitted correct Haitian passports while detaining foreign nationality.
The National Police should work to "dismantle all networks that provide these fake passports," said Moise Jean-Charles.
Jean Charles MoÃ¯se says that the commission will take the time it takes before submitting its report on this issue. The report had been announced for March 29.
The Committee also informs that a letter is addressed to the President Martelly for him to shed some light on his case.
"Yesterday we sent a letter to President Martelly through which we ask him to clarify certain aspects of his case," informs Senator Moise Jean Charles. However, the spokesman of the presidency, Lucien Jura, has indicated, during a short interview with AlterPresse that "we have not yet received a letter from the commission."
The mystery remains over the passport Martelly used during his trips abroad during the election campaign in 2010 and 2011. One of the passports of the former singer said that he would have made 21 sorties to countries that do have affixed any seal entry.
Another of President passport is dated from 1981 to 1991 while a Haitian passport is valid for 5 years.
Moreover, the MP Arnel Belizaire (Delmas/Independent) presented March 28, 2012 a record of about a thousand pages that provide evidence that the head of state would use "forgery" and that at least one member of his government would be of foreign nationality.
On another level, the commission studying the issue of ratification of the prime minister appointed Laurent Lamothe awaits the report on the nationality of members of the government to move forward.