The HCT denounces the Prime Minister’s silence following the abduction of its Secretary General
The recent abduction of the Secretary General of Haiti’s High Council of Transition (HCT), Mr. Anthony Virginie Saint-Pierre, has sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Several prominent figures, including Mirlande Manigat and Pastor Calixte Fleuridor, have strongly criticized Prime Minister Ariel Henry for his apparent silence on this matter.
The High Council of Transition (HCT), established with the goal of promoting democracy and stability in Haiti, places great importance on the role of the Secretary General. The abduction of Mr. Saint-Pierre, which occurred over nine days ago, continues to raise concerns as the Haitian government has not taken sufficient measures to address this crisis.
Mirlande Manigat and Pastor Calixte Fleuridor have expressed their dismay over this alarming situation. In a public statement directed at Prime Minister Ariel Henry, these two HCT members have sharply criticized what they perceive as a lack of empathy on the part of the head of the government. They emphasized that the position of the HCT’s Secretary General is equivalent to that of a minister, granting it a central role in the country’s transition and governance process.
The government’s ongoing silence and the absence of concrete actions to locate and secure the release of Mr. Saint-Pierre are causing growing concerns for Mirlande Manigat and Pastor Calixte Fleuridor. They have highlighted that the government’s indifference to such a serious abduction sends a troubling message to the Haitian population: they are left to fend for themselves.