Aristide's Attorney Ira Kurzban Makes The Point

Fanfan - February 15 2011, 8:57 PM

The Haitian government has issued a diplomatic passport to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

This is long overdue; Aristide has wanted to return ever since he was forced into exile in 2004. There is no justification for him not to; he is a Haitian citizen, charged with no crime; and the Haitian constitution explicitly prohibits compulsory political exile.

Aristide, The New York Times noted during his first exile (1991-1994),

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