Saturday, September 7, 2013

Haiti's Chamber of Deputies Declares "Long Live Impunity!"

Though it passed with very little notice in the local media and none (from what I can tell) in the foreign press, last week Haiti's Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously against lifting the immunity of two of its members, Rodriguez Séjour and N’Zounaya Bellange Jean-Baptiste,, accused of involvement in the murder of police officer Walky Calixte in Carrefour in April 2012.

Apparently Haiti's elected officials still believe, as they long have held, that they are above the laws they are elected to craft for the rest of Haiti's citizens.

You can read about the whole shameful episode in greater detail here.