Three weeks ago, I quoted an article that said the last two Idaho Idiots were going to be freed from a Haiti jail. A few days later, Charissa Coulter was released, but Laura Silsby remained in Haiti pending further investigation.
Judge Bernard Saint-Vil learned that Silsby had also tried to take a busload of Haitian children to the Dominican Republic on January 26th, three days before January 29th, when she and her group were arrested while doing the same thing. The group was turned back on January 26th, and were told what they were doing was illegal, so THEY WOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WAS ILLEGAL TO DO THE SAME THING THREE DAYS LATER.
Now, the AP reports:
Saint-Vil has added the new charge of “organization of irregular trips,” from a 1980 law restricting travel out of Haiti that was signed by then-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.
The judge said Friday he has until early May to decide whether to release Silsby or order a trial.