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Haiti - FLASH Football : Sexual abuse, Yves Jean-Bart, counterattack
03/05/2020 09:39:20

Haiti - FLASH Football : Sexual abuse, Yves Jean-Bart, counterattack
Yves Jean Bart aka "Dadou", the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) accused in an article of the British daily newspaper The Guardian which cites anonymous sources, of having sexually abused several girl young football players at the Center de la Croix-des-bouquets https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30667-haiti-news-zapping.html vigorously denies in a press release these allegations which aim, according to him only to destabilize him, to harm the Federation and the Haitian football family.

Yves Jean Bart reminds that after having tried in vain to overthrow him from the Presidency of the Federation for 20 years with accusations of corruption, his detractors are back in charge, this time by adding foreign collaborators, with a sexual abuse case on minors.

Text by Yves Jean Bart :
"The Guardian, a newspaper in England, took part in the game of national detractors by publishing an article under a suggestive title : 'Haiti FA president accused of sexually abusing young female players...'. The Guardian failed in a duty of balance for having truncated in its article the answers of Mr. Yves Jean-Bart following his questionnaire around this so-called dossier, and, for not having taken the hindsight essential to any work of objectivity. Therefore, to restore the truth, ‘‘The Guardian’’ will be required to publish this release in one of its next editions.

For informed observers, this new accusation of sexual abuse is not surprising. The sociological reality of Haiti, the struggles for freedom of expression, the monitoring role of human rights organizations, especially those of women, and the press, make it impossible to ignore “the sexual abuse of several girls for 5 years and the forcing of many parents to remain silent during this period.” A few questions are enough to understand the rudeness of the designers of this file:
1- Who are the victims? Don't they have an identity and a face?
2- Why has no complaint been lodged by the Haitian justice?
3- Why did the authors of the article published in "The Guardian" not apprehend FIFA or CONCACAF with the elements they claim to have at their disposal?
4- Why has this dossier never been rumored in the Haitian press?
5- Why has no alert been given to human rights organizations, especially women's organizations?
6- Why is it an English newspaper, in Europe, which speaks about it for the first time?

Mr. Yves Jean-Bart refutes these accusations of sexual abuse and places them in the context initiated for 20 years to oust him from the presidency of the FHF. As soon as he heard of the first machinations, Mr. Jean-Bart solicited the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH), on March 10, 2020, to launch an investigation into this matter. He had also informed international football bodies: FIFA and CONCACAF.

Mr. Yves Jean-Bart, hereby, requests the Haitian justice to also conduct an investigation; for this insult aims, moreover, at the reputation of national football and risks compromising the future of hundreds of young people, especially from populous backgrounds. He also requires that FIFA and CONCACAF, through their competent bodies, investigate this matter.

It should be noted that one of the authors of the article published in The Guardian, who appears in a video on YouTube, is not a journalist. He is someone who, in the manner of an anarchist, does not stand established authority; for good reason, he does not hold any university degree because he was dismissed after only 3 months from his faculty following a conflict with a professor. In short, he manages to earn his living through sensational books and buzz on social networks. In order not to give him notoriety, his name is not mentioned here. However, documentation concerning him will be sent to the Haitian judicial authorities, FIFA and CONCACAF.

All in all, the detractors of Mr. Yves Jean-Bart try to mislead the whole society by basing their allegation on a subject likely to arouse passion and attract sympathy towards minors. These false accusations are as criminal as the practice of child sexual abuse. The design of the detractors aims to grab the FHF without going through the election track. Let them say it loud and clear!
Finally, the FHF’s lawyers, both Haitian and foreign, are already working hard to bring legal proceedings, at the appropriate time, against the national detractors and their foreign collaborators.

For history and truth.

Yves Jean-Bart
President of FHF"

HL/ HitiLibre

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