Monferrier Dorval was laid to rest on Thursday. Photo credit: Ticket

The funeral for Monferrier Dorval, former head of the Port-au-Prince bar, was held privately at Parc du Souvenir in Port-au-Prince Thursday.

Dorval was assassinated hours after he called for changes to the Haitian constitution Aug. 28. Hailing from Grande-Saline, a commune in the Artibonite Department, Dorval was also a professor at the University of Haiti (UEH). His death triggered numerous protests to denounce his murder.

“Oh, Port-au-Prince, you hypocrite,” one of Dorval’s older sisters said during the funeral. “Look what you did to Grande-Saline. Look what you did to Dorval’s family. Grande-Saline, here’s my brother.”

Meanwhile, police took four suspects in Dorval’s murder to the national penitentiary Thursday after government commissioner Ducarmel Gabriel questioned them. The suspects have been identified as Modeler ‘Abiby’ Sénéjeau, Makender Fils-Aimé, Valery Dort and Vilpique ‘Jah’ Dunès. Continue reading

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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