Haiti - Insecurity : Rain of reactions around the assassination of Me Monferrier Dorval
President Jovenel Moïse :
On Saturday at the National Palace, President Jovenel Moïse gathered the press for a brief statement "The assassination of Me Dorval saddens the whole Republic. A man of great culture. A great loss for the country. I extend my deepest condolences to the members of the P-au-P Bar Association and their families [...]". He promised to fight so that justice and the police find the means necessary to do their work "The cult of the single thought is over, we are in a democracy [...] Democracy is tolerance and it is not done with weapons [...] It is preferably done with dialogue. The time has come for universities, intellectuals and elites to reject obscurantism, intolerance, dark forces and petty interests."
he Head of State announced 3 days of national mourning on Monday August 31, Tuesday September 1 and Wednesday September 2, the flags will be at half mast and radio stations will broadcast music for the occasion.
Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe :
"Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe learned with fear and great emotion the news of the assassination of the eminent jurist, lawyer, president of the Bar of Port-au-Prince and professor of universities [...] The public authorities will be mobilized to determine the origin and the motives of these revolting acts, in order to prosecute and bring the culprits as well as the intellectual authors to justice."
Me Rockfeller Vincent, Minister of Justice:
In a note, the Minister of Justice Me Rockefeller VINCENT said he was "deeply moved" by the assassination of Me Monferrier Doval "This terrorist act planned by the enemies of the Nation and of the Republic occurs at a time when the country needs more than ever his worthy sons like the eminent lawyer and professor Dorval. Posterity will remember that the President of the Bar was a sure intellectual reference who always advocated a strong State built on democratic values and the ideals of justice. His untimely and appalling departure represents an inestimable loss for Haiti and sows the whole of society in bitterness. "
Minister Vincent "offers his deepest condolences to the family of the President of the Bar, to the Bar Council, to the Federation of Bars of Haiti, to the various lawyers of the eighteen jurisdictions of the country and to all those affected by this mourning too much. "
In addition, the Minister informs that he has instructed the Haitian National Police and the Government Commissioner to the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, to do everything possible to shed light on this serious act which brings to light test the peace of the city and the political stability necessary for economic and social development.
Pradel Henriquez, Minister of Communication:
Pradel Henriquez, the Minister of Communication says he is "deeply shocked following the villainous assassination of President of the Bar Montferrier Dorval". The Ministry Henriquez "expresses its sympathies to the relatives and friends of the victim, Maître Montferrier Dorval, as well as to all legal professionals in Haiti, and abroad, whom this barbaric crime afflicts."
L’ANAMAH, APM, RENAMAH, AJUPHA:
“The National Association of Haitian Magistrates (ANAMAH), the Professional Association of Magistrates (APM), the National Network of Haitian Magistrates (RENAMAH) and the Association of Haitian Judges of the Peace (AJUPHA) say they are outraged and dumbfounded by this heinous crime and urge the competent authorities to launch a serious investigation in order to find and bring to justice those who committed this heinous and revolting crime.
In the meantime, the ANAMAH, the APM, the RENAMAH and the AJUPHA present their sympathies to the grieving family, to the parents, friends and allies of Me Monferrier DORVAL, to the lawyers of the Federation of Bars of Haiti (FBH) in General and the Bar of Port-au-Prince in particular.
May the Most High deign to receive
Me Dorval in his house! "
ULCC, Me Hans Ludwig Joseph :
"[...] Me. Hans Ludwig Joseph, Director General of the Anti-Corruption Unit, learned with amazement the news of the assassination of the President of the Bar of Port-au-Prince. Me Joseph registered with the bar of Port-au-Prince, condemns with the utmost rigor this odious act, barbaric and villainous. In this painful circumstance, Me Hans Ludwig Joseph joins the voice of all legal professionals, to express his condolences."
The Citizen's Protection Office:
“The Office for the Protection of the Citizen (OPC) learned with strong emotion and deep indignation, the villainous assassination of the President of the Bar of Port-au-Prince, the distinguished professor and eminent jurist, Me Monferrier Dorval . [...] The OPC condemns this appalling assassination and calls on the authorities concerned to carry out an investigation in order to identify the perpetrators of this crime with a view to prosecuting them in accordance with the law [...] "
Senator Patrice Dumont:
"The assassination of Master Monferrier Dorval is an aggression against the Haitian Nation [...] The enemies of the Fatherland are doing everything possible so that they continue their bombings with the certainty that the more the people is miserable, the more they will enjoy their crimes permanently; the more they kill, the less courage there will be in front of them; the more they kill of Monferrier Dorval, the less the people will be able to defend themselves.
Justice must remember its greatness to recall its littleness to impunity. Commissioners, judges, police officers, the Constitution and the laws make you great. Go after the culprits, arrest them, punish them.
My condolences to the family of Me Dorval and to the corporation of jurists and lawyers [...] to the families of the very late, to his parents, his close collaborators, his friends and to the members of the basoche saddened by this tragedy."
United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) :
"We strongly condemn the assassination of Me Dorval, President of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association, and call for justice to be done. We join in the mourning of his loved ones and Haitians, and pay tribute to his dedication to serving a better future for Haiti."
European Union :
"The Delegation of the European Union in Haiti is dismayed by the brutal assassination of Me Dorval, which extends the list of victims of an insecurity which mourns Haitians every day. The Delegation of the European Union in Haiti strongly condemns this assassination and calls on the authorities to ensure that light and justice be done."
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