Guy Philippe not showing up for convocation, invoking immunity

As you may remember, Me Roosevelt Zamor who is the Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance of Jérémie had invited Mr. Philippe on may 24 to come in order to answer some questions as his name was cited in the attack perpetrated at the Police Station in Cayes. However lawyers for Guy Philippe has asked an extension for two weeks to prepare for the court invitation. The request was granted and the new date was set for June 7, 2016

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However, Guy Philippe was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday, June 7. His attorney, quoting Article 237 of the 2015 electoral decree argued that his client did not have to be present: " No citizen, whose candidacy for elective office was approved by the Provisional Electoral Council, can subject to deprivation of liberty measures only pursuant to a final judgment, except in cases of flagrante delicto."

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