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Two journalists burned alive by gang in Haiti

The supply mentioned the Ti Makak gang carried out the killings within the Petion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The motive and particulars of the assault stay unclear, the supply mentioned.

A 3rd journalist managed to flee, the supply added.

Haitian media outlet Radio Écoute FM confirmed that one in every of its journalists, John Wesley Amady, was killed within the assault whereas he was on task documenting the dearth of safety within the space.

In a press release to CNN Thursday, the outlet mentioned Amady “was savagely shot and burned alive by armed bandits.”

“We condemn with the utmost rigor this criminal and barbaric act,” Radio Écoute FM mentioned, calling it a “serious attack on the right to life.”

John Wesley Amady.

Radio Écoute FM has suspended operations till additional discover “as a sign of solidarity with the family of the victim,” the assertion mentioned.

The assaults come in opposition to the backdrop of maximum violence and deteriorating safety situations in Port-au-Prince, with rival teams battling each other or the police for management of the streets, displacing tens of hundreds of individuals in one of many poorest nations within the Americas.

In July final yr, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was assassinated throughout an assault on his non-public residence, leaving an influence vacuum that deepened the turmoil from the violence, Haiti’s rising humanitarian disaster, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United States on Tuesday arrested a Colombian man for his alleged involvement in Moise’s assassination.

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