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Freed Haitian Priest Gerard Jean Juste on His Imprisonment and the Haitian Elections
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Wednesday Feb 8th, 2006 7:32 AM
As Haitians await the election results, Haitian Catholic priest Father Gerard Jean Juste, temporarily released from prison after more than 6 months in a Haitian jail, speaks on the elections, his arrest last year and jail time, and the leadership and future of Haiti. Hundreds of religious, political and human rights leaders and 50 members of the U.S. congress had called on the interim Haitian government to release him.
Last week he was temporarily released from jail in Haiti in order to be treated for leukemia and pneumonia. Amnesty International had labeled him a "prisoner of conscience." On Monday, Father Jean Juste announced his support for Rene Preval.

* Gerard Jean Juste, freed from prison in Haiti


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