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Haiti: Court Orders Release Of 17 Prisoners From Coup Attempt

A Haitian court has ordered the release of 17 people arrested in the alleged coup attempt against Jovenel Moïse in February.

Twenty-three people were arrested in what Moïse called a coup attempt on Feb. 7 in Petit Bois, a suburb 31 miles from Port-au-Prince. One of the accused, former Supreme Court Judge Ivickel Dabrésil, was released in February. 

The Court of Appeal ordered the release of 17 people this week who have been held at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison. It is not clear what happened to the other five other people arrested. 

Among those in the jailed group are Police Inspector Marie Louise Gauthier, ex-president candidate Dr. Marie Antoinette Gauthier, Claude Veillard and Louis Buteau.

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