Haiti: Charges Against 10 Americans Still Pending

The Haitian judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Monday that no decision had been made on whether to drop any charges. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said he was still considering the legal fates of the group’s leader, Laura Silsby, who has been detained since January, and her nine compatriots, who have been released. Senator Jim Risch of Idaho and the United States State Department said last week that the charges had been dropped against the nine freed Americans. Mr. Saint-Vil said he was waiting for prosecutors to finish a review before making his decision.


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