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Haiti - Sympathies : Assassination of Éric Jean-Baptiste, rain of messages
Prime Minister Ariel Henry:
"The horrific assassination of the political leader, Eric Jean Baptiste and his bodyguard, has once again plunged the Haitian nation into turmoil. We strongly condemn this heinous crime against this patriot, this moderate politician committed to change. On behalf of the Government and people of Haiti, Prime Minister Ariel Henry presents sincere condolences to the families of the victims, to the RDNP and to the political class, today revolted by this heinous crime."
Senator Joseph Lambert, President of the Senate:
"The odious assassination of my friend Eric Jean Baptiste, leader of the RDNP, is a blow to the Haitian political class. The Nation has lost a true patriot, a big-hearted and sincere man who loved his country immensely. Sympathies to the family and members of the RDNP. »
Berto Dorcé Minister of Justice:
"More than 45 years of friendship have suddenly faded following your odious assassination, coupled with that of your security guard, Peterson Vernius, by bloodthirsty men who continue to sow terror in the country. Dear Eric, I still remember the indelible memories of our youth at Carrefour. Go in peace my friend. But I assure you that those who spilled this drop too much will not succeed. Justice will defeat them! My sincere sympathy to the Jean-Baptiste family, to the sympathizers of the RDNP as well as to the loved ones of our very late Éric."
Ministry of Communication:
"The horrific assassination of political leader Eric Jean Baptiste and his bodyguard has once again plunged the Haitian nation into turmoil. We strongly condemn this heinous crime against this patriot, this moderate politician committed to change. We present, on behalf of the Government and the people of Haiti, our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, to the RDNP and to the political class, today revolted by this heinous crime."
James Cadet, Minister of the Environment:
"Minister James Cadet is deeply affected by the brutal, cowardly and odious disappearance of Mr. Éric Jean-Baptiste, Secretary General of the RDNP Party, sincere and courageous patriot, moderate political figure... The Minister firmly condemns this infamous act and addresses a special thought for his family and loved ones in this difficult circumstance."
Josué Pierre-Louis, Secretary General of the Presidency of Haiti:
"I learned with shock the sad news of the assassination of the Secretary General of the Rassemblement des Démocrates Nationaux, Mr Éric JEAN BAPTISTE. A man who dedicated his life to the defense of his country. I share this painful moment with his family, his friends, his collaborators, and all those who are affected by this mourning. This heinous crime must not go unpunished."
Edmonde S. Beauzile President of the Fusion Party:
"Edmonde S. Beauzile President of the Fusion Party of Haitian Social Democrats, learned with dismay and indignation of the heinous assassination, on the night of October 28, 2022, of the political leader, former Candidate for the Presidency, Mr. Eric Jean-Baptiste, Secretary General of the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) and businessman [...] La Fusion, presents its condolences to all the relatives and friends of the deceased, to the activists of the RDNP and to the entire political class of the country."
Haitian Party Tèt Kale (PHTK):
"The PHTK condemns the assassination of the Secretary General of the RDNP, Erick Jean-Baptiste and his bodyguard [...] Erick Jean-Baptiste, was renowned for his exemplary patriotism and his great balance. His death comes at a critical moment in national life when he was trying, alongside other compatriots, to find the compromise necessary to get the country out of the abyss on the edge of which it finds itself. His abrupt departure leaves a huge void within the political class and plunges the business sector and the Haitian community into turmoil. The PHTK presents its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, to the relatives and to the RDNP [...]"
Former First Lady Martine Moïse:
"Haiti is waking up once too often to the shock of the assassination of its sons. How many corpses will we have to count to curb the gangrene of insecurity in the country ? My condolences to the families and loved ones of RDNP SG Eric Jean Baptiste and his Security Officer."
Former President of Haiti Michel Martelly:
“The news of the assassination of the leader of the RDNP, Eric Jean-Baptiste, touches me deeply. Haiti loses a convinced patriot and a moderate politician. My heartfelt condolences to his family, his party members and his many supporters across the country. »
Ex-Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe:
"The assassination of Eric Jean-Baptiste plunges me into deep pain! Where are our police? How much more blood will we have to shed? How many more Erics will fall? Waiting for the support of our partners What prevents the PNH from mobilizing 3,000 to 4,000 police officers to stop the gangs?"
Former Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant:
"Another spectacular assassination, Éric Jean-Baptiste, a loyal friend who tells you the whole truth without resentment because he is galvanized by his desire to see Haiti take another path. Revolted, I mourn his departure and I condemn this heinous act. Condolences to all the family and to the RDNP."
Former Prime Minister Claude Joseph:
"The bandits today killed the leader of the RDNP, Eric Jean Baptiste. Haiti has lost a committed son, an authentic son. I condemn this act with all my might. Heartbreaking while expressing my sympathy to the RDNP, family, friends, supporters and supporters of Eric. Rest in peace compatriot!"
Former Senator Steven Benoit:
"My sincere condolences to the family of Éric Jean Baptiste, leader of the RDNP and lover of our dear country. I have very fond memories of Eric, my ally (G8) in the 2016 elections, who showed selflessness at a decisive moment in national life. Good crossing dear Colleague!"
Former Deputy Jerry Tardieu:
"Blind violence carried away Éric Jean-Baptiste. My emotion is strong. There are no more words. The ordeal is cruel for the RDNP. The political community has lost a man of compromise. I lost a friend. Haiti has lost a patriot. For Eric, the fight must continue."
Embassy of the United States:
"The U.S. Embassy condemns the brutal murder of Eric Jean-Baptiste of RDNP. We offer our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased."
"The French Embassy in Haiti learns with horror and strongly condemns the assassination of Mr. Éric Jean-Baptiste, Secretary General of the RDNP. The Embassy sends its condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the deceased. It calls on the Haitian authorities to take the necessary measures to find and punish the perpetrators of this crime."
Sébastien Carrière, Ambassador of Canada to Haiti:
"I offer my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Eric Jean Baptiste. Another victim too many of the security and political crisis that is destroying."
Democratic and Popular Sector (SDP):
"The SDP [radical opposition] condemns the odious assassination of Mr. Éric Jean Baptiste, businessman and leader of the RDNP. The sympathies of the SDP to the family and to the members of the RDNP affected by this crime. Haiti needs the support of its foreign friends to secure its territory. It's obvious !"
United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of Éric Jean Baptiste, Secretary General of the RDNP and his bodyguard. Mr. Jean Baptiste was a committed politician, serving the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in Haiti. His murder constitutes an attack on these fundamental values. It is imperative that the circumstances surrounding his death be clarified and that the perpetrators of this assassination be arrested and brought to justice [...] BINUH extends its condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to the members of the RDNP as well as to the Haitian people and associated with their pain in these difficult times."
Cristobal Dupouy, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti:
“My most sincere condolences to the relatives of Éric Jean Baptiste, to his RDNP political family and to the entire Haitian political class who loses a patriot who loved his country above all. »
"Shattered by this terrible event, I extend my most sincere condolences to the family of Éric Jean-Baptiste, his relatives, supporters and all the members of the RDNP."
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