- Carl Sandy Alcema
Judge Yvickel Dieujuste Dabresil released from prison: lawyer
Judge Yvickel Dieujuste Dabresil who was arrested on charges of taking part in an alleged coup plot has been released from prison, his attorney said Thursday.
Supreme Court judge "was just freed" and has returned home, his lawyer Marc-Antoine Maisonneuve told reporters.
"Yesterday it was force that prevailed but today is a major victory for the law," said the attorney Maisonneuve.
The accusations of coup plotting leveled by the authorities were received with skepticism by the opposition and civil society leaders, who say the government is arresting people illegally on political grounds.