- Title: HAITI: HAITI'S EXILED PARLIAMENTARIANS RETURN FOR PARLIAMENTARY SESSION
- Date: 28th September 1994
- Summary: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (SEPTEMBER 28, 1994) (REUTERS) LV PARLIAMENTARIANS DISEMBARKING FROM PLANE 0.04 SV US TROOPS ON TARMAC 0.08 SV UNIDENTIFIED PARLIAMENTARIAN SPEAKING ABOUT LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAOUL CEDRAS AND WHETHER HE SHOULD FACE A MARTIAL COURT, SAYING HE SHOULD STAY IN HAITI BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS BUT HE MUST FACE COURT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WILL WANT TO SUE BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS SUPPORTED (ENGLISH) 0.47 LV BUS CARRYING PARLIAMENTARIANS ON TARMAC 0.56 SV/PAN HAITIAN POLITICIANS ARRIVING AT VILLA DE ACCUEIL 1.01 SLV U.S. MARINES/ HAITIAN SHOWING IDENTITY CARD FROM CAR (4 SHOTS) 1.41 HAS,GV/SV HAITIANS CELEBRATING OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT (3 SHOTS) 1.57 PAN TO SV US TROOPS MONITORING CROWD. 2.07 SV HAITIAN POLICE/BARBED WIRE/CROWD 2.12 LV/PAN/TRACK HAITIANS FIGHTING (5 SHOTS) 2.31
- Embargoed: 13th October 1994 13:00
- Location: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: General,Politics
- Reuters ID: LVAEVT2W9YDGMR0MD0CQF1HJFXTY
- Story Text: At least eleven of Haiti's exiled parliamentarians returned to their country under United States (U.S.) protection on Wednesday (September 28) to hold the island's first parliamentary session in over 18 months.
They had been in exile for three years. U.S. troops guarded Port-au-Prince airport as the aircraft, flying in from Miami, touched down and the politicians disembarked.
Until now, it was too dangerous for the parliamentarians to meet.
One of the politicians said Haitian military leader Lieutenant General Raoul Cedras should stay in Haiti because that is what the constitution says -- but he must face court because people will want to sue over what happened.
The parliamentarians are expected to debate an amnesty for the military in Haiti and discuss preparations for the return of the elected government of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide who has been in exile since a 1991 military coup.
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