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Former First Lady requests autopsy on President Preval

Samuel Maxime


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – The widowed former First Lady Elisabeth Débrosse Preval has requested that an autopsy be performed on her late husband, former President Rene Preval, who died suddenly on Friday at the couple’s home. Her request was also forwarded to law enforcement authorities.

Earlier in the day, Senator Jean-Renel Senatus (Ouest/LIDE), chairman of the Senate Justice, Public Security and National Defense Committee, told the public that Mrs. Preval’s request was made due to persistent claims being made that the former president may have been poisoned.

Jean-Renel Sénatus wrote to the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Camille Edouard Junior, asking him to instruct Jean-Danton Léger, head of the public prosecutor’s office in Port-au-prince, so that he could investigate the causes of death of the former president.

The “Défenseurs Plus” collective, a human rights organization, also called for an investigation to be carried out following the sudden death of René Préval on Friday.

René Préval died Friday and the causes evoked since are a stroke (stroke). He had several minutes before his death, received several personalities at his home including the deputy Jerry Tardieu (Petion-Ville/Verite).

Mr. Tardieu reported that during his meeting with Mr. Préval the espressos had flowed freely.

Meanwhile, officials at Dash Hospital in the plow where he was driven, said that the body of former President Préval had come to life.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.