Monday, January 30, 2023

Kidnapped Dominican diplomat freed in Haiti

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic had been freed 4 days after being kidnapped in neighboring Haiti, the Dominican overseas minister mentioned Wednesday.

The minister, Roberto Alvarez, mentioned in a tweet that Carlitin Guillen Tatis had been launched “secure and sound,” although he didn’t give additional particulars.

The Dominican authorities had mentioned in a weekend assertion that Guillén Tatis, the agriculture counselor at its embassy in Port-au-Prince, apparently was kidnapped on Friday whereas travelling towards a border crossing.

Ambassador Faruk Miguel Castillo mentioned Guillén Tatis apparently was kidnapped in the Haitian capital’s Croix-des-Bouquets district — a stronghold of the 400 Mawozo gang that kidnapped 17 folks from a U.S. missionary group in October and held most of them till December.

In what could have been an unrelated growth, Haiti’s Nationwide Police introduced that one of many prime leaders of the 400 Mawozo gang, Germine Joly, was extradited to the USA on Tuesday aboard an FBI airplane.

It mentioned he faces U.S. costs involving smuggling, import of weapons of battle and kidnapping.


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