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Canada sanctions ex-Haiti president and prime ministers


DJERBA, Tunisia — Canada has expanded its financial sanctions freezing the Canadian property of Haitian political elites to incorporate former president Michel Martelly and former prime ministers Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Henry Céant.

Overseas Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly accused the trio this weekend of serving to gangs undermine Haiti’s present authorities and known as on worldwide companions to observe Canada’s lead. She made the announcement at a two-day Francophonie summit in Tunisia.

The Caribbean nation is paralyzed by gang warfare.

“Our aim is to guarantee that these individuals which are cashing in on the violence, which are a part of a corrupted system, are going through accountability,” she stated.

Haitian Overseas Affairs Minister Jean Victor Généus stated the brand new sanctions put actual penalties on these inflicting a “nightmare” in his nation.

“These sanctions may have a dissuasive affect,” he stated in French, whereas seated Saturday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Joly.

Haiti’s authorities has requested for a global navy intervention to fight gangs who’ve strangled entry to gas and demanding provides in the course of the outbreak. Canadian navy intervention in Haiti can’t occur except all political events within the troubled nation conform to it, Trudeau stated Sunday.

The nation is seeing rising violence and more and more brazen assaults by Haitian gangs which have grown extra highly effective for the reason that July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The chaos has spurred on an enormous migratory exodus from the island.



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