Extradited Haitian rebel leader argues case from behind bars

first_imgGuy Philippe Former Haiti rebel leader and elected senator, Guy Philippe has been arguing his case from a United States jail cell.The  48-year-old Philippe, was arrested last month by the anti-drug trafficking unit of the Haiti National Police in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, and transferred to Miami where he is being held at US federal detention center.Philippe is set to face trial on drug-trafficking and money laundering charges.In a highly unusual move, Philippe pleaded his innocence, called on supporters to continue demonstrating for his immediate return to Haiti and accused former classmate and Haitian Senate President Youri Latortue of heading the conspiracy leading to his unexpected arrest.Philippe reportedly made the rant in a three-minute recording that went viral on social media.last_img

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