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Canada imposes new sanctions on Haitian politicians: statement


Canada on Friday imposed sanctions on three Haitian politicians, together with a former president of the nation’s Chamber of Deputies, with Ottawa accusing them of aiding gang leaders and laundering their illicit earnings, in keeping with a statement.


“These people are utilizing their standing as present or earlier public workplace holders to guard and allow the unlawful actions of armed prison gangs, together with via cash laundering and different acts of corruption,” the statement mentioned.


“Today’s sanctions are meant to cease the circulate of illicit funds and weapons and to weaken and disable Haiti’s prison gangs,” mentioned the statement, issued by the international ministry.


The sanctions will freeze any belongings held in Canada by Senator Ronny Célestin, Former Senator Hervé Fourcand, and Former President of the Chamber of Deputies Gary Bodeau, a international ministry spokesperson mentioned.


Haiti’s gangs have expanded their energy for the reason that assassination of President Jovenel Moise in 2021, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry has confronted difficulties in restoring order to the nation.


The sanctions, which implement a UN Security Council decision and construct on earlier actions imposed by the United States and Canada, goal to cease the unlawful circulate of cash and weapons into Haiti that assist prison gangs, the ministry mentioned.


(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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