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9933: Lindor : another side of the story (fwd)
Port-au-Prince, 6 décembre 2001 -(AHP)- The general-secretary of the
Haitian Journalists' Association, (AJH), Joseph Guyler C. Delva, on Thursday
called on the judicial authorities to put into action a public prosecution of
those involved in the violent incidents in Petit-Goâve on 3rd December.
M. Delva who has returned from a fact-finding trip to Petit-Goâve, revealed
that the state prosecutor has already begun the process of serving warrants
against the members of the Dòmi Nan Bwa organisation who are accused of
involvement in the murder of the journalist Brignol Lindor, and against the
Convergence members who seriously wounded with machete blows a security guard
of the local National Port Authority, Joseph Céus Duverger. He said that
these warrants have been dispatched to the police authorities in the normal
The journalist Brignol Lindor was killed by machete blows on Monday in the
locality of Lacul (Petit-Goâve) in reprisal for an attack, also with
machetes, against Joseph Céus Duverger, by demonstrators supporting the
Democratic Convergence. M. Delva said he had obtained this information from a
According to the general secretary of the AJH, the members of the Dòmi Nan
Bwa organisation, believed to be close to the Lavalas Family Party, attacked
M. Brignol, who they believed to be a member of the Convergence, following
erroneous information according to which Joseph Duverger had died from his
Meanwhile, the AJH leader invited the authorities to take immediate action to
prevent an explosion in Petit-Goâve where he said he knew that illegal
weapons are being circulated.
M. Delva revealed that he and members of a journalists' delegation on Tuesday
had to hide in the mayor's toilet when Convergence members launched an
attack with firearms, stones and broken bottles against mayor Emmanuel
Antoine's house. AHP 5 décembre 2001 12:30 PM
(translated from French by Charles Arthur for the Haiti Support Group)
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