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Seven years of impunity since leading radio journalist’s murder on 3 April 2000

first_img Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice RSF_en Help by sharing this information November 14, 2019 Find out more October 11, 2019 Find out more News On the seventh anniversary of radio Haïti Inter owner and manager Jean Dominique’s murder on 3 April 2000 in Port-au-Prince, Reporters Without Borders notes with regret that the investigation that was relaunched two years ago has still not yielded any results and impunity continues to prevail in this case.“It will clearly take time to put an end to violent crime and the rule of the gangs, one of which executed news photographer Jean-Rémy Badiau on 19 January, and to rebuild the Haitian judicial system,” the press freedom organisation said. “But there really appeared to be a new start to the Dominique investigation in 2006 with the election of President René Préval, a friend of victim, and the appointment of Claudy Gassant – the original investigating magistrate in the case – as Port-au-Prince chief prosecutor,” Reporters Without Borders added. “So why have none of the alleged killers, whose identity and whereabout are known, been arrested? The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to render justice.”The investigation into Dominique’s murder concluded on 21 March 2003, three years after he and Haïti Inter caretaker Jean-Claude Louissaint were gunned down in the radio station’s courtyard . It resulted in six men being charged and arrested: Dymsley “Ti Lou” Milien, Jeudi “Guimy” Jean-Daniel, Philippe Markington, Ralph Léger, Freud Junior Demarattes and Ralph Joseph. The charges against the last three were dropped on 4 August, after they appealed against the indictment.Former Port-au-Prince deputy mayor Harold Sévère and Ostide “Douze” Pétion were arrested on 14 March 2004 as the suspected instigators of the murder. Annette Auguste, who was already being held in connection with other criminal activity, was also accused of involvement on 10 March 2005. But none of these three has ever been interrogated. There has never been any attempt to verify presumed hit-man Ti Lou’s statement that he was paid 10,000 dollars to murder Dominique. And the death of two witnesses in suspicious circumstances has never been explained.Ti Lou, Guimy and Markington managed to escape during a prison mutiny in February 2005. Markington fled to Argentina, from where he contacted Reporters Without Borders to insist on his innocence. During a visit to Port-au-Prince in September 2005, a Reporters Without Borders delegation was told by several sources close to the Dominique case that Ti Lou and Guimy were circulating with complete impunity in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Martissant, where they were running a gang.After a previous Reporters Without Borders visit to Port-au-Prince, the supreme court ordered the case reopened on 29 June 2004. But it took nearly a year for a new investigating judge to be appointed, on 3 April 2005, exactly five years after the murder. The new judge has not had access to the files and has not been given the necessary resources, so absolutely no progress has been made with the reopened investigation. HaïtiAmericas to go further Follow the news on Haïti Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Organisation News Another journalist murdered in Haiti April 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven years of impunity since leading radio journalist’s murder on 3 April 2000 News HaïtiAmericas Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders pays homage to radio journalist Jean Dominique on the seventh anniversary of his murder on 3 April 2000 in Port-au-Prince. In theory, the investigation was relaunched two years ago, but there has been no significant progress and his alleged killers are still at large. News June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Executive order will allow unrestricted hours for propane transportation

first_imgStatewide—Due to the cold temperatures and the current demand for propane, Governor Eric Holcomb has issued an executive order to allow the transportation of propane in Indiana to be unrestricted from hours of service.  The order is in effect until December 2 of this year.last_img

Elon seeks revenge on Drexel

first_imgLEADING THE CHARGE: Marcus Sheffield II has averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Phoenix. Hunter Woods is also a key contributor, accounting for 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The Dragons have been led by James Butler, who is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points and 11.7 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Sheffield has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all Elon field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 24 field goals and 12 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Drexel has lost its last four road games, scoring 63.8 points, while allowing 78.5 per game.ASSIST RATIOS: The Phoenix have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Dragons. Elon has 37 assists on 63 field goals (58.7 percent) across its past three outings while Drexel has assists on 46 of 80 field goals (57.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Elon has made 10 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is most among CAA teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDrexel (13-13, 6-7) vs. Elon (9-18, 5-9)Schar Center, Elon, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Elon seeks revenge on Drexel after dropping the first matchup in Philadelphia. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 16, when the Dragons outshot Elon from the field 45.1 percent to 31 percent and made 14 more foul shots en route to a 22-point victory. Elon seeks revenge on Drexel ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press February 14, 2020last_img read more