Haiti: Minister attacked while visiting DomRep

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Posted: Dec 23, 2011 9:32 PM
Haiti: Minister attacked while visiting DomRep

A presidential adviser in Haiti says that a government minister was attacked while visiting the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Presidential adviser Damian Merlo said late Friday that Minister of Haitians Living Abroad Daniel Supplice is doing fine but he had no other details.

The newspaper Le Matin reported that four members of the Dominican police force robbed Supplice and his family Thursday of his cell phone and valuables. The alleged incident happened in the city of Santiago while the minister was in the country for a wedding.

Supplice's Twitter account posted Friday night that he was "doing very well" and would speak to the press Monday.

Neither Supplice nor Dominican police could be reached for comment.