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They are calling for the release of the former president of the Electoral Council of Haiti

They are calling for the release of the former president of the Electoral Council of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Twenty days after the kidnapping of the former President of the Electoral Council of Haiti, Pierre-Louis Aubon, his family is calling today for his release and remembers his integrity and dedication to serving the Republic.

His wife, journalist Marie-Lucy Bonhomme, who was also a victim of that blight in mid-June, described Obone as an exemplary citizen who served the country with honor and dignity, while emphasizing his dedication to public service to the state.

A member of the Board for the Modernization of Public Schools was also kidnapped on June 20 near his residence in Tabarre, far north of this capital, presumably by members of the Kras Barre gang, led by Vitelhome Innocent for whom the police are offering more for his capture. From 72 thousand dollars.

Bonhomme noted that Aubon’s situation is worrying, as his health requires daily medication that he has not been able to access for three weeks.

The Union of Haitian Journalists and SOS Periodistas also denounced in a joint memorandum the kidnapping of the co-owner of Télé Pluriel and called for state intervention.

For its part, the Citizen Protection Office criticized the increase in these cases in the capital region after it stopped as a result of the popular operation Boa Kali, in which hundreds of alleged members of armed groups were executed.

The Organization for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights urged the authorities to act against this scourge.

He lamented, “This criminal activity has devastated, lost and traumatized a large number of citizens for life.”

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According to the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights, 389 cases of kidnapping were recorded in the period from January to March, an increase of 72 percent compared to the same period in 2022.

Violence in Haiti increased dramatically after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in mid-2021, and now more than 80 percent of Port-au-Prince is under the influence of gangs.

J / Ann