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Senators travel to Benin to learn about Vodou laws

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

ALLADA, Benin (sentinel.ht) – Three Haitian senators traveled to Benin, the ancestral home of many Haitians, to learn about the laws the country has in place to deal with crimes involving vodou. Senators Jean Renel Senatus, Jean-Marie Junior Salomon and Ronald Lareche said their research trip to Benin in late September was in the context of reforming Haiti’s 19th-century penal code.

“Haiti and Benin are two sides of the same coin… we want to adapt these texts to modern-day life and we’re here to see how Benin handles irrational phenomena in law,” said Senator Senatus after placing flowers on a statue of Toussaint Louverture which stands in Allada, southern Benin, where Louverture had his roots.

But you can read more on this story by Delphine Bousquet for the AFP, here.

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