SANTO DOMINGO.- The Haiti Government recalled its ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Fritz Cinéas, to consult on Port-au-Prince’s protest for last week’s decapitation of a Haitian in this Capital.
The lynching of the Haitian Carlos Nerilus is the latest crime involving Dominicans and citizens of the neighboring country, which include violent deaths in different parts of the country.
The diplomat’s recall comes at the urging of several Haitian senators, who also stated their indignation for the incident.
Cinéas traveled to Port-au-Prince on instructions of Haitian Foreign Relations minister Alrich Nicolas, whose department issued a protest note.
Haiti Senate president Kély Bastien previously noted his firm condemnation of last weekend’s lynching in the Santo Domingo’s Buenos Aires district, by -according to the Police- an “inflamed throng,” which according to witnesses reacted to the stabbing murder of a Dominican by his Haitian worker.
Some witnesses filmed the event on cell phones, while according to the Dominican press a crowd applauded and laughed.
The legislator considered that based on the crime’s gravity, his Government “must go beyond an official protest” and “call the Haitian ambassador in Dominican Republic to Port-au-Prince.”
Once the Haitian Government’s complaint was received, Dominican Foreign Relations minister Carlos Morales reacted condemning the incident and pledging the prosecution of those responsible