Lawyer from Cabinet Lissade files for an Habeas Corpus for prisoner held for 6 years
For the past six years, Orismé Saint-Jacques has been languishing in the jails of the national penitentiary. He has never been heard by a judge. His case was referred to the investigating office. No action was taken. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, his two lawyers (Junior François and Jhonson Nazaire) lodged an application for habeas corpus to the dean of the tribunal of first instance of Port-au-Prince, Judge Bernard Saint-Vil, A special hearing to rule on the legality and detention of Orismé Saint-Jacques. The hearing fixed for that day did not take place because of the resumption of the strike of the clerks in the 18 jurisdictions of the country.