PORT-AU-PRINCE, Ouest, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – Parti Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK) of former President Michel Martelly should no longer be considered a democratic political party but a terrorist group, is the declarations of the Jistis Platform which asks the Ministry of Justice to revoked their party credentials.
The former presidential candidate of Jistis, Michel Andre, on Friday referred to the armed attacks at the Les Cayes police station early Monday morning which resulted in the death of a police man, four attackers, and injuries to five officers.
The lawyer, Andre, was speaking during an interview on Intersection of Radio Television Caraibes with Jean Monard Metellus. He criticized PHTK for having led protests that resulted in the destruction of the property of citizen. Often a leader in protests himself, Andre called on Justice Minister, Edouard Camille Jr., to seize the issues and revoke the operating license of PHTK.
Michel Andre also feels the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) should have long taken action against PHTK and disqualified it. In 2015, PHTK and its allies were cited by the council as most responsible for acts of violence leading up and during the August 9, 2015 elections. The party is the prime suspect of an investigation into massive electoral fraud undertaken during the October 25, 2015 elections.
Counsel for PHTK, lawyer Reynolds Georges, believes that justice can take action against an individual, whose criminal liability should be personal, but says a terrible precedent would be set if a political party were to be punished for the acts of its members or allies.