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August 7, 1988
Father Rene Poirier, 54, a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, was arrested and expelled by Haiti's military government because he was "guilty of insulting public statements liable to compromise the social and political order," an Information Ministry statement said. The statement gave no details, but in a radio interview, Poirier's Canadian assistant, Brother Luc Denomme, linked the expulsion to an argument July 31 between Poirier and a powerful local official.
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August 7, 1988
Father Rene Poirier, 54, a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, was arrested and expelled by Haiti's military government because he was "guilty of insulting public statements liable to compromise the social and political order," an Information Ministry statement said. The statement gave no details, but in a radio interview, Poirier's Canadian assistant, Brother Luc Denomme, linked the expulsion to an argument July 31 between Poirier and a powerful local official.
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August 12, 1988
Haiti's Roman Catholic bishops condemned the military government of Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy, protesting killings and other human rights violations since a bloodless army coup in June. The statement by the 10-member Bishops Conference was the church's first comment on politics since November, when rampages by vigilantes forced the termination of an election.
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