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Haiti to consider case of detained Baptists

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Ten U.S. Baptists arrested trying to take 33 children out of earthquake-shattered Haiti will have their case considered today.

A relative of two of the people being held says he was told by U.S. officials that a judge will hear the case today.

Haiti's justice secretary, Amarick Louis, tells The Associated Press that a commission will meet today to determine if the group will go before a judge.

The church group says it was just trying to do the right thing, applying Christian principles to save Haitian children. Other child welfare organizations in Haiti called the plan reckless.

Prime Minister Max Bellerive told The AP yesterday he was outraged by the group's "illegal trafficking of children" in a country long afflicted by the scourge.

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