Response to Inquiries
on Sister Dona's Imprisonment
I received quite a few inquiries regarding my arrest and three and one half years imprisonment. I thank you all for your support and concerns. I partially resume my activities and improving from the damages incurred. I appreciate all the prayers sent to me and I send my blessings in return. I am repairing the damages sustained in three and one half years with my street collection method which I do everyday and for long hours. The facilities, I am responsible for, in Haiti depend on this daily activity.
I do not have the time or the proper equipment to write directly; I am being assisted by a group of volunteers that are spread in different states and even countries, together with people whom I have been close to for years. I am also focusing on finishing off a book, but it is extremely difficult at this time.
You can view the damages to the facilities at the headquarters of Soeurs Redemptrices de Nazareth as well as our effort to make the repairs in this virtual tour.
I offer a reflection of my introspection of these unbearable three and a half years taken from life.
On the occasion of the second anniversary of my release, I would like to thank and bless some individuals, families, associations, and businesses for their crucial support. I offer you, below, English an Creole transcripts of a press conference given in Haiti shortly after my arrest in 2012. This press conference was a reading of official Haitian government documents on the matter.
This is the preliminary information dated June 18, 2011. That person has been arrested, the second authenticated compilation is in my hands, in the interrogation of the person, that we reserve the right not to name, bluntly declared, that the nun in charge, owner of the orphanage, Sister Dona, is not closely or remotely involved in the kidnapping of the minor, Rafael Chenet. Neither are any other employees or the Administrative Director, Ms. Efonie Béatrice.
In short, according to the declaration of the man, I will not mention him by name, no one at the orphanage is closely ore remotely involved. The fact that he confessed that he is the culprit in the kidnapping, with the complicity of a man who is an employee of the Minustah.
In the case of Sister Dona, it’s been a year since we have been following it at the Peace Court of Kenscoff. On June 5, 2011, a child at the orphanage was kidnapped in the orphanage, a minor named Chenet Rafael. He was kidnapped by a previous employee of the orphanage. We reserve the right not to release his name, as instructed by the judge overseeing the case. After the kidnapping, the Kenscoff Peace Court and the Kenscoff Police arrested the man who was transferred along with his dossier to the prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince on June 18, 2011.
As soon as he arrived at the prosecutor's office, he was released, for unknown reasons to this day, even though they were supporting evidence found in the SMS of his mobile phone showing that the kidnapping was done with the collaboration of an agent of the Minustah (this is the United Nations' police force in Haiti) , who also intervened in his release from the Prosecutor’s office. Let it be known also that the employee of the Minustah is still working there. This man lives in co-habitation with a Canadian woman. This woman wanted to adopt this child. So the man who kidnapped the minor child sold the couple the child for $ 2,000.00 US. The reason we are talking to the press today is that the criminal law is in strict interpretation, the criminal responsibility is personal. You cannot commit a criminal act or an offense, and someone else pays for your transgression.
It is for this purpose that we ask Government Commissioner, who is in charge of prosecution, to put all the data in front of him together and pursue these people..
Press Conference Creole Transcription
Sa sé infòmasyon préliminè ki daté 18 jen 2011. Ke moune ke yo te arété, mem gin dezyèm ekspedisyon nan men mwen, nan intewogasyon a, se sa moune la, ke nou rezèvé dwa pou nou pa mensyone non li, déklaré briskéman, ke Sè responsab, ki propriétè òfelina, Sè Dona, pa patisipe ni nan byen lwen ni tou pre nan anlevman minè Rafael Chenet. Mem jan ak lòt anplwaye oswa mem Direktè Egzekitif la, Madam Efonie Béatrice.
An rezimé, dapre deklarasyon moune nomé a, mwen pa pral mansyone non li, pa gen youn nan responsab òfelina a ki patisipe swa tou pre oswa byen lwen. Lefèt ke li konfese ke li se otè kidnapin la nan konplisite ak yon mesye ki se yon anplwaye nan Minustah a.
Ka Sè Dona, se yon bagay ki gen 1 an ke nou ap swiv ak li nan tribunal lapè Kenscoff. Nan 5 jen 2011, gen yon timoune nan òfelina que yo kidnape an dedan òfelina a, timoune la poté non Chenet Rafael. Li te kidnape pa yon ansyen amplwaye nan òfelina a. Nap rezève dwa pou nou pa mensyone non li pour ke jisteman nou pa entravé ak enstriksyon jij la. Apre kinapin la, tribunal lapè Kenscoff et lapolis Kenscoff te rive arete mesye sa kote yo tou voye dosye l’ nan biwo pwosekitè tribinal nan Pòtoprens nan 18 jen 2011.
Osito ke li rive nan biwo pwosekitè a, yo lage mesye, pou rezon enkoni jouk jodi a, byen ke gin prèv ki sipòte, nou jwenn sou telefòn mobil li yon SMS ki di ke kidnapin la te fèt ak kolaborasyon yon ajan Minustah ki entèveni pou li. Se mem moune sa ki an dedan Minustah a ki fè yo lage li nan biwo prosekisyon a. Fok mwen di nou tou ke moune ki amplwaye nan Minustah a, jiska prezan ap travay an dedan Minustah. Misye sa ap viv an konkubinaj ak yon fanm Kanadyen. Dam sa te vle adopte timoune sa. Se konsa moune ki te kidnape timoune nan te van li pou $2000.00 ameriken a koup sa. Rezon ki fè jodi a nou oblije pran laprès la, paske lwa kriminèl la se nan entèpretasyon strik, responsablite kriminèl la li pèsonèl. Ou pa kapab yon moune ki te komèt yon zak oswa yon ofans, epi se yon lòt moun ki peye pou po a ki kase.
Se nan sans sa a ke nou mande komisyonè gouvènman a, ki se chef nan pouswit jidisyè a, se pou nou mete tout done yo devan l ' pou ka pouswiv moun sa yo.