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Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011
|Weeks after a verdict of
culpability, Haitian president official senior
security adviser Nelson surprisingly returned to
Yves A. Isidor,
Wehaitians.com Executive Editor
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 18 - Nearly four weeks after a felony
verdict of culpability for assault and battery on a former girlfriend, Astrid
Pantal Walsh, 45, was returned against Ronal "Roro" Nelson by a jury of his
peers in a Dorchester, MA (U.S.A.) District court, the longtime close friend of
Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly, who days after assuming the office of
the Haitian presidency, more than eight months ago, appointed him as one of his
senior security advisers, surprisingly returned to Haiti late Saturday afternoon, two days after he appeared before a judge seeking permission to do so.
Sure did Mr. Nelson prove otherwise to, particularly his arch-enemies, critics, and
even some supporters, who, as usual, nearly all of them had yet to permit themselves to first read,
be certain that they had the faculty by which they understood
the docket of charges against him that led to his conviction, but continued,
until late last week, to offer what they believed to be authoritative opinions, such as he has
been monitored by the probation department with the help of an electronic ankle
bracelet, he cannot return to Haiti - a sentiment
echoed, after that of his family members who also refused to believe he could
misbehave, that he was rather lured into danger (entrapment), by many of the
convicted Haitian official die-hard supporters.
|Convicted Haitian senior presidential
adviser Ronald "Roro" Nelson in an undated
Wehaitians.com file photo.
"My return to Haiti today is a direct response to all of those who take great
pleasure to say all sort of negative things about me," Mr. Nelson, who on many
occasions avoided answering questions about his conviction, told journalists,
who the day before received a press release announcing his imminent return, in a
carefully pre-arranged brief press conference, as a Rara band (a form of
festival music used for street procession in Haiti) and musicians of popular
Haitian music, whose services were apparently also contracted for the
circumstance, were playing the best of their songs welcoming him back home,
immediately after he disembarked his plane.
Hours before Mr. Nelson's scheduled arrival, police
officers, in large numbers, were not hard to find at the Port-au-Prince's
Toussaint Louverture International Airport. A few of their automobiles sped away
from Haiti's only international airport seconds after Mr. Nelson was observed
embracing untold number of law enforcement officers as he was entering one of
their automobiles. "Roro, lènmi yo gen kriz kè,
yo pat kwè ke ou tap tounen" or "Roro, the enemies
are having a heart attack, they never believed that you could return," one
corpulent, tall officer was heard joyfully saying in the Haitian Creole lingo as
others were visibly smiling.
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