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16169: (Hermantin)Miami-Herald-OPPOSITION LEADER HELD WITHOUT CHARGES (fwd)
From: leonie hermantin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Posted on Fri, Jul. 18, 2003
>From Herald Wire Services
HELD WITHOUT CHARGES
PORT-AU-PRINCE-- An opposition leader and former mayoral candidate has been
arrested two months after a cache of weapons was allegedly found at her
house, police said Thursday.
Police said no charges have been filed against Judith Roy. Under Haitian
law, people can be detained for months without being charged.
Roy ran for mayor in elections three years ago but lost to a candidate from
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's party.
Police said they found assault weapons and plans to attack the National
Palace and Aristide's residence at Roy's house. Roy said police planted the
weapons and said her party is committed to nonviolence.
FIRE CLAIMS WAREHOUSES SERVING STREET VENDORS
PORT-AU-PRINCE-- A fire devoured two blocks of warehouses in Haiti's capital
Thursday, gutting the brick buildings and destroying street vendors'
At least 100 merchants lost goods from food to lumber in the blaze. No
injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire was unknown.
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