Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Two Convicted for Murder of Brignol Lindor

Reporters Without Borders, December 12, 2007 HAITI TWO GANG MEMBERS GET LIFE FOR JOURNALIST’S MURDER, A THIRD IS ACQUITTED   Reporters Without Borders hails the outcome of a two-day trial before a court of assizes in the southern town of Petit-Go�ve in which two members of a local militia known as Domi nan Bwa were yesterday given life sentences for the murder of Radio Echo 2000 journalist Brignol Lindor on 3 December 2001. Of the two other alleged militia members on trial, one was acquitted because of mistaken identity and the other got off on a technicality, because he was identified by the wrong first name. Reporters Without Borders regards this as an indication of shortcomings in the preparation of the trial. Six other members of the militia are due to be tried, but have not yet been arrested. “The […]

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