Haiti – FLASH : «Sonson La Familia» arrested in Dominican Republic
17/05/2021 09:04:37

Haiti - FLASH : «Sonson La Familia» arrested in Dominican Republic

Woodly Ethéart aka “Sonson La Familia” who was actively sought by Haitian justice since December 2019 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28480-haiti-news-zapping.html has been arrested on Saturday May 15, 2021 in Santo-Domingo when he had come to the Dominican Republic to attend a concert of the former President Martelly at the Hard Rock (Friday May 14th https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33722-haiti-news-zapping.html).

Dominican authorities handed over Woodly Ethéart to the Haitian National Police (PNH) on Sunday May 16. Note that Woodly Ethéart, although “wanted”, has often been seen wandering freely in the streets of Pétion-Ville in recent months without being worried by the authorities…

Let’s recall that the PNH had requested in 2019 the help of the Dominican authorities for the arrest of Ethéart after a surprising and contested release decision in 2015 from Judge Lamarre Bélizaire https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13663-haiti-justice-an-unacceptable-verdict.html and after an appeal by the Government Commissioner to the Court of Cassation who had finally ordered in May 2018 the return to prison of “Sonson La Familia” to be tried again by the same criminal court (but with other judges) for the same offenses with which it had previously been accused, among others: criminal conspiracy, kidnapping followed by kidnapping for ransom, murder, illicit trafficking in narcotics, vehicle theft, illegal possession of weapons fire, forgery and use of forgery, usurpation of title and laundering of assets.

hHe is currently in custody at the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) pending his transfer to the Prosecutor’s office for legal follow-up.

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