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Haiti - FLASH : 2 Haitian journalists fall under gangs bullets
07/01/2022 08:24:57

Haiti - FLASH : 2 Haitian journalists fall under gangs bullets
Thursday January 6, 2022 two Haitian journalists from online media, were killed in Laboule 12 during a clash between armed gangs, they are Wilguens Louissaint and Amady John Wesley of Radio Écoute FM an online media based in Montreal, where a large Haitian community lives. Wilmann Vil a third journalist who accompanied them managed to escape with the help of the residents.

Laboule 12, where the three journalists had gone, was the object of intense fighting, where the Gang of "Ti Makak" and the gang of "Toto" clash with a weapon of war to have the strategic control of the area, the only alternative land route to reach the southern half of the country, for lack of being able to take the national road totally controlled, since June, by one of the most powerful gangs in Haiti.

According to our sources, journalists were investigating the death of Inspector Dan Jerry Toussaint, shot dead in Fessard last week by the men of "Ti Makak" https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35625-icihaiti-insecurity-divisional-inspector-jerry-toussaint-shot-dead.html

"We condemn with the utmost rigor this criminal and barbaric act" responded Francky Attis, General Manager of Radio Écoute FM, who denounces a serious violation of the rights of journalists to exercise their profession freely in the country, Following the loss of its journalist Amady John Wesley, Radio Écoute FM has decided to suspend its broadcasts until further notice.

SL/ HaitiLibre

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