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Kidnappers release former soccer player Johnny Descollines

Ex-Haiti international soccer player Johnny Descollines’s kidnappers set him free.

Kidnappers released Johnny Descollines, a former international soccer player, early Friday morning, according to Juno7. 

Descollines was kidnapped on Wednesday night after his vehicle broke down in Port-au-Prince’s Delmas 33. The kidnappers called his wife and demanded a $500,000 ransom. 

Descollines’ ex-teammates, in turn, demanded his unconditional release and planned to hold a protest demonstration on Champs-de-Mars. They also called on the National Soccer Federation to stop the national championship which is underway until Descolines’ release. 

It is unclear if any ransom was paid.

Descollines is the second prominent person this week to be kidnapped. Wolf Hall, president of Titi Loto & T-Sound lottery organization, was kidnapped on Tuesday and is still being held. “Ti Lapli,” a G9 Family and Allies leader, said on a radio broadcast that he kidnapped Hall. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Oct. 23, 2020

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