Haiti attorney on corruption cases detained

Attorney in Haiti who brought government corruption cases detained

Haiti attorney on corruption cases detained

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian lawmakers and reporters say police have detained a prominent attorney who has brought corruption cases against the government.

Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras is calling for an emergency session of legislators to discuss the arrest of Andre Michel.

Reporters for privately owned Radio Caribe say they witnessed police officers detaining the attorney on Tuesday evening. Several stations say that led to protests, with burning tires in downtown Port-au-Prince.

Neither police nor prosecutors responded to phone calls seeking confirmation. The reason for the detention was unclear.

Updated : 2021-01-28 04:57 GMT+08:00