Thursday, January 23, 2014

Judge in Jean Dominique case threatened

The Haiti Press Network is reporting that Yvickel Dabrésil, the judge investigating the murder of journalist Jean Dominique and Radio Haiti caretaker Jean-Claude Louissant, has been threatened since the case dossier was made public, and that American authorities are being asked to locate former Lavalas senator and Aristide Foundation for Democracy head Mirlande Libérus so she can face charges in Haiti (she is believed to be in the US at present). Also voiced is confusion as to why Aristide himself has not yet been charged.  The article (in French) can be read here.

Readers will remember that more than a decade ago, investigating judge Claudy Gassant was driven from the country after threats were made against him and his security was removed, telling Newsday at the time that "with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide nothing will happen precisely because he has done everything to block any effort to find  who was involved in killing Jean Dominique." [Full article available here]

Let's hope this scenario does not also play out this time around.

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