Monday, August 1, 2005
Haitian gunmen attempted to raid a UN base in the capital, but were thwarted by troops. The gunmen attacked the base in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince in a pre-dawn raid.
It marked the first time since the UN peacekeeping mission began in May 2004, that armed gangs have been so brazen as to attack a UN post.
The 7,600 soldiers and police officers in the international force have experienced difficulties bringing stability and security to the troubled Caribbean nation.
The President of the Legal Aid Centre, Mary Francis, a human rights lawyer, has disputed the government's position that Remy exhausted all his appeals, even though the time has expired for him to take his matter before the Privy Council.