Haiti

Reporters assaulted by police and protesters

Radio Télé Caraïbes reporter Réginald Rémy.

During yet another protest to demand that President Jovenel Moïse leave office, police officers and protesters assaulted several journalists on Wednesday.

Police officers fired rubber bullets at Radio Télé Caraïbes reporter Réginald Rémy’s, injuring his left arm. Rémy’s press pass was visible at the time.

Protesters attacked Junior Peterson Jean from Télé Ginen and attempted to break his camera because they believe his media outlet supports Moïse. Source

Judge in Dorval murdercase flees home, fearing attack

Judge Renord Régis had to leave his home with his family on Jan. 19, 2021 due to safety issue. Renord Régis’s Facebook Images

Less than one day after the main suspect in Monferrier Dorval’s murder was arrested, the leading investigative judge, Renord Régis, received word of an incoming attack. Régis then fled his home with his family on Tuesday. 

“We can’t say that any particular file makes him unsafe. But what is certain, the judge was unknown before he was entrusted with Dorval’s file,” said Jean-Wilner Morin, president of the National Association of Haitian Judges. 

Dorval, Port-au-Prince’s former head of bar, was murdered in his home Aug. 28. The main suspect in Dorval’s death was identified as Guerson Laurent, who was arrested Monday. 

Back in November, bandits threw rocks at Régis’s vehicle in Lalue, Port-au-Prince. Source

Students demand that kidnappers release principal

High school students protesting against kidnapping in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 20, 2021. Photo credit: TripFoumi Enfo

Hundreds of students from various high schools took to the streets on Wednesday to demand that kidnappers release a principal taken in Port-au-Prince.

Marie Paul Janvier, principal of Coeurs-Unis, was taken hostage in Pétion-Ville on Monday. 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
Jan. 21, 2021

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