Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Subject: 29170: Sprague & Emersberger (response) Charles Arthur (response) Sprague and Emesberger’s lies

A copy of the flier mentiond in our September Counterpunch piece can now be viewed at http://www.freehaiti.net/articles/2006/10/06/threats-against-athena-kolbe-lancet-human-rights-investigator Also see below for our response to the initial denial on Corbet.

From: corbetre@webster.edu

Subject: 29170: Sprague & Emersberger (response) Charles Arthur (response) Sprague and Emesberger’s lies

Date: September 14, 2006 12:40:17 PM PDT

To: haiti@lists.webster.edu

From: <jebsprague@mac.[nospam]com>

& <Jemersberger@aol.[nospam]com>

September 14, 2006

This is in response to “Re: 29160: Charles Arthur (response) Sprague and Emesberger’s lies (fwd)”

All information in regards to Mr. Charles Arthur’s alleged statements and activities within our piece entitled “Death Threats Against Lancet’s Haiti Human Rights Investigator” published by the US-based Internet newsletter Counterpunch, on 11 September, 2006, is supported by testimony from London residents. We contacted Mr. Arthur days prior to publishing the article and received no response. Also, not mentioned in our article, it is clear by Mr. Arthur’s post on a UK based website that he circulated information on churches that Ms. Kolbe and her parents attend. To our knowledge a police investigation, with cooperation from British authorities, is underway.

Authors of the Counterpunch piece,

Jeb Sprague & Joe Emersberger

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