Haiti: 2 Americans in jail charged with conspiracy

A Haitian official says two jailed Americans have been charged with conspiracy.

Secretary of State for Public Security Reginald Delva said Sunday that Jason William "Zeke" Petrie and Steven Parker Shaw were charged because of their involvement in a street march last week.

The two were drivers for a group of ex-soldiers and their young followers who demonstrated in Haiti's capital Friday for the army's return.

Two other Americans and a Canadian were held for questioning for 24 hours in the lobby of a police station because they tried to bring medicine to Petrie. They were released late Saturday.

The Haitian police have since closed two of the old military bases that the leaders of the group had used as training camps.