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Judge Questions Former Haitian PM About Attack on Students - 2004-07-17


Former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune has been questioned by a judge about an attack on students last year by supporters of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Mr. Neptune, who turned himself in last month on murder charges, was asked Friday about the December, 2003 incident at the National University of Haiti. Reports at the time said police did not prevent Aristide supporters from storming the school after confronting student protesters.

Mr. Neptune is already being held on charges he ordered the February 11th killing of government opponents in the village of La Syrie before the uprising that forced Mr. Aristide from power.

The former Haitian prime minister says he is innocent and that the charges against him are politically motivated.

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