PORT-AU-PRINCE — Demonstrators marched on Feb. 14 to demand the release of Jean Thony Lorthé, a journalist kidnapped two weeks prior while on his way to his sister-in-law’s funeral.

Lorthé, a Vision 2000 radio journalist, is also a founding member and spokesperson for RENAGSANG. The blood collection group led the march that drew journalists and others in calling for kidnappers to let Lorthé go without his family having to pay a ransom. 

Overview:

A social organization marched in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 14 to demand the release of radii journalist Jean Thony Lorthé who was kidnapped in Feb.3 in the neighborhood of Pétion-Ville.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.