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8080: CANA/Reuters: General Avril Arrested (fwd)

From: Max Blanchet <maxblanchet@worldnet.att.net>

Former Haitian President Avril arrested

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, CANA - Former Haitian President Prosper Avril 
was arrested on Saturday on charges of plotting against the state, family 
members said. 

Avril, who was president of the impoverished Caribbean nation from 1988 
to 1990, was seized by police at a restaurant in Petion-Ville, a suburb of 
the capital, Port-au-Prince, as he signed copies of his new book about 
Haitian crime victims, "The Black Book of Insecurity," his daughter said. 

"He started signing books and about six people in black came in -- I think 
they were from the SWAT team, they came in with a paper -- and 
handcuffed him," Avril's daughter, Carine Avril-Cineas, told Reuters.