Woodly Etheard, AKA "Sonson La Familia" and Renel Nelfort, nicknamed "Le Recif" accused of organized crime, especially kidnapping, drug trafficking and money laundering, were released by the court on April 17, after a express judgment without the aid of a jury. |
The accused were heard by the Criminal Court without a jury chaired by Judge Lamarre Belizaire, which released them in the early evening, concluded in its decision that the charge, which is DCPJ; a task force within the Haitian National Police, had no case.
The order of the investigating judge to the trial court in Port-au-Prince, Sonel Jean-François, dated March 5, 2015 had referred Woodly Etheart and Renel Nelfort by the Criminal Court on several charges, including including the people of abduction. "Authors intellectuals of abduction and kidnapping brought against ransom, drug trafficking, money laundering, murder and criminal conspiracy" charges are leaders who have been laid against Etheart Nelfort and, according to the order. Human rights organizations denounced in advance a summary trial for the accused, whose links with the Martelly administration is well known. The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) stressed the irregularity of the trial, while some of the accused in the same case have appealed the judge's decision. The Court of Appeal had to decide before any other folder. 12 others must report to the International Criminal Court without jury assistance in charges of "illegal possession of firearms, forgery, breach of title, vehicle theft" - in addition to those made against Etheart and Nelfort. 7 of the accused are on the run. Etheart was arrested on 8 May 2014. Since the beginning of 2014, the case Woodly Etheart continued to generate a sound, in particular because of alleged links with it confer with President Michel Martelly. The human rights organizations, including the National Human Rights Network (RNDDH) have indexed Etheart as the number 1 of the "Gang Galil", specializing in crimes such as kidnapping. This gang received ransom amount to "One million 889 500 to 1,889,500.00 - US dollars," the hands of 13 kidnap victims in the range of 11 January 2011 to 18 January 2014, denounced in a report released Tuesday Rnnddh March 18, 2014. Illicit drugs, money laundering, murder and criminal conspiracy "charges are leaders who have been laid against Etheart Nelfort and, according to the order.
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