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9371: FW: DR1 Daily News -- Friday, 26 October 2001 (fwd)

From: Merrie Archer <MArcher@nchr.org>

Haiti wants suspects extradited
Haitian officials do not appreciate the Dominican government's decision
earlier this week to give refuge to 11 Haitians believed to have been
involved in an armed assault on police stations in that country.  The
Haitian government is insisting on their extradition to Haiti even
though no extradition treaty exists between the two countries.  "We
will not let this matter drop," said Justice Minister Gary Lissade
after learning that the Dominican Chancellor had given six-month
residency permits to the ex-soldiers. 
For his part, Dominican Chancellor Hugo Tolentino Dipp says there were
"logical" reasons for authorizing the permits, among them the lack of
an official extradition request from the Aristide government.