Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Action Alert on Release of Police Accused in Soccer Massacre


Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti-Hurah, Inc

Dear Friends,

Below is a fax in English and in French directed to the Haitian authorities regarding the recent release on bail of the officers implicated in the Soccer massacre.  Please send your own copy to the same people.  We’ve intentionally included a positive note on Mr. Andresol, Director General of the Haitian National Police, who has cooperated and conducted a professional handling of this case.
Please also send cc’s to the people listed.

Thank you.

Tom Luce


To:        Mr. Gerard Latortue, Prime Minister

Atty. Henri Dorl�ans, Minister of Justice and Public Security

Mr. Mario Andresol, Director General, Haitian National Police

cc:        Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer <>U.S.Embassy;  Mr. Juan Gabriel Valdes, <> MINUSTAH; Gerardo Ducos, Amnesty International; Atty. Evel Fanfan, <>,         President of AUMOHD DWA MOUN

RE:        The case of the massacre with police involvement at St. Bernadette Park,             Aug. 20, 2006

Dear Sirs:

We have learned that several officers including Mr. Carlo LOCHARD detained for their presumptive implication in the massacre of August 20, 2006 have been released on bail by Judge Jean Perez Paul.

Ever since the days immediately following the cruel event at St. Bernadette Park AUMOHD, Association of University Graduates Motivated for a Haiti with Rights, has put themselves at the disposition of the victims and up to the present time are working with a whole community group of families and people in the region devoted to the pursuit of justice for this crime.

AUMOHD obtained the cooperation of the Director General of the Haitian National Police, Mr. Mario Andresol who has pursued a number of actions of a high degree of professionalism in the carrying out of his responsibilities.  Following the investigation of Dr. Coicou the case was transferred to the Chief Prosecutor�s Office and the officers in question were detained.

We would like to know, Sirs, if a guarantee has been obtained to keep these officers in Haiti so that the case can be effectively followed according to the law.  Also we would like to know what measures have been taken to bring relief to the community as well as to recompense the families of the victims.

Please, Sirs, communicate your answers to these questions directly to Atty. Evel FANFAN, President of AUMOHD, 424-3334, e-mail:

Thank you for your understanding and your attention.  Please accept, Sirs, the expression of our most respectful regards.


M. G�rard Latortue
Premier Ministre
509 298 3901

Me. Henri Dorl�ans
Ministre de la Justice et de la S�curit� Publique

M. Mario Andresol
Directeur G�n�ral de la Police Nationale d’Ha�ti
509 245 7374

cc: Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer, U.S. Embassy; M. Juan Gabriel
Valdes; M. Thierry Fagart, MINUSTAH;Gerardo Ducos, Amnesty International; M. EVel FANFAN, Pr�sident de AUMOHD DWA MOUN.
� Propos: Cas De Massacre avec des Policiers Impliqu�s au Parc St.
Bernadette le 20 a�ut, 2006


Nous avons appris que plusieurs officiers inclu M. Carlos Lochard,
d�tenus pour leur implication pr�sum�e dans le massacre du 20 ao�t, 2006, ont �t� donn�e la main lev�e par le Juge Instructeur Jean Perez Paul.

Depuis les jours suivant les �venements cruels au Parc St. Bernadette
AUMOHD, Association des Universitaires Motiv�s pour une Ha�ti de Droit  s�est mis � la disposition des victimes et jusqu�au pr�sent ils travaillent avec toute une communaut� de familles et personnes d�vou�es dans cette r�gion � la poursuite de la justice pour ce crime.

AUMOHD a obtenu la coop�ration du Directeur G�n�rale de la PNH, M. Mario
Andresol qui a poursuivi un ensemble d�actions d�une haute degr� de
professionalisme dans la poursuite de ses responsabilit�s. Suite �
l�investigation de Dr. Coicou le cas a �t� transfer� au Commissaire du Gouvernement et les officiers en question ont �t� d�tenus.

Nous voudrions savoir, Messieurs, si une garantie a �t� obtenu pour que
ces officiers restent en Ha�ti pour que le cas puisse �tre poursuivi
efficacement selon la loi. Aussi nous voulons savoir quels m�sures ont
�t� prises pour la soulagement de la communaut� ainsi qu�une r�paration
pour les familles des victimes.

S�il vous pla�t, Messieurs, veuillez communiquer directement � Me. Evel
Fanfan, Pr�sident d�AUMOHD, 424-3334 e-mail: vos r�ponses � ces questions..

Merci pour votre compr�hension et attention. Veuillez agr�er, Messieurs,
nos sentiments les plus r�spectueux.


Tom Luce, President
Hurah, Inc. - Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti
In Partnership with AUMOHD, a Haitian Human Rights Advocacy Group
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