Death Threats Send Wyclef Jean Into Hiding

Says he's been warned to leave Haiti over presidential bid
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2010 7:01 AM CDT
Updated Aug 18, 2010 8:15 AM CDT
Haiti's presidential candidate and hip hop artist Wyclef Jean sits inside a car upon his arrival at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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(Newser) – Wyclef Jean says he’s hiding out in a secret location in Haiti after getting death threats related to his presidential bid. Jean says someone has promised to kill him if he does not leave the country, but he has no intention of doing so, the Guardian reports. He offered no other details of the threat.

Jean is still waiting for the election commission to decide whether he is even eligible to run for Haiti's top job; his longtime residency in the United States could be a hurdle.

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