HopeTracker| Reuters is saying the the Haiti judge will issue an order to release all 10 missionaries, tryng to take children to the Dominican Republic.
“The order will be to release them,” the source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. The decision has not yet been made public.
“One thing an investigating judge seeks in a criminal investigation is criminal intentions on the part of the people involved and there is nothing that shows that criminal intention on the part of the Americans,” the source said. via Reuters
Reuters says that the order could be sent tomorrow morning. Haitian officials and most of the global aid community believe that the case is a distraction.
More importantly, getting injured children out of Haiti to US hospitals has come to a grinding halt. Pilots will take out no children without perfect documentation, which is next to impossible to arrange. We have no idea whether or not a release of the missionaries will improve the refusal of pilots to fly children out of the country. via Reuters
The NYTimes reports that the 10 missionaries in Haiti will be released from jail but must remain in the country, pending a full resolution of their case. This is not the probably resolution printed last evening, and one that frankly makes more sense of objective Haiti trackers.
The Haitian judge, Judge Bernard Saint-Vil, did not rule on whether the charges against the group should be thrown out or whether the case should proceed. His recommendation meant that the Americans — most of them members of a Baptist congregation from Idaho — would not yet be allowed to return to the United States.