Haiti: L'EstÃ¨re protester for Judge's justice dies of police, peacekeeper gunfire
- Created on Friday, July 19, 2013 7:21 PM
L'ESTÃRE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A 24-year old who was shot by police and/or United Nations peacekeepers during a protest for justice after the suspicious death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph died in the hospital this afternoon.
Haiti: Anti-LGBT Protesters march in the thousands
- Created on Friday, July 19, 2013 2:27 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - More than a thousands Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday to protest against homosexuality and any proposal to recognize gay marriage, which is not explicitly illegal, in Haiti.
Haiti: Hundreds protest, several wounded, protesting controversial death of judge
- Created on Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:17 AM
L'ESTÃRE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Hundreds of people marched in the streets of L'EstÃ¨re on Wednesday to protest the controversial circumstances of the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph who hailed from that township.
Rachel Jeantel offered full scholarship to college by Tom Joyner
- Created on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:48 AM
SANFORD, USA (defend.ht) - Popular radio personality Tom Joyner offered a full scholarship to the Historically Black College or University of her choice to Rachel Jeantel on Tuesday.
Haiti: LGBT groups call caution on eve of anti-gay protest
- Created on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:35 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In response to the anti-homosexuality rally organized by religious groups for July 19, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups released a note bringing caution to the public that such demonstrations could lead to violence and intolerance towards their community.
7-year old falls 6 stories, police suspect abuse
- Created on Friday, July 12, 2013 2:05 PM
BROOKLYN, USA (defend.ht) - A 7-year-old girl fell six stories out of a Brooklyn housing project after she wandered the streets upset at being threatened to be sent back to Haiti. Investigators say they are looking into possible physical and sexual abuse of the child.
Haiti: Child support law not enacted after more than a year
- Created on Friday, July 12, 2013 11:24 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Women's groups in Haiti expressed their dismay that certain laws concerning women, such as the law requiring child support for estranged fathers, although passed by both houses of the legislature more than a year ago, have not been published into law by the Executive.
Haiti: Petition against Carnival gets notable signatures
- Created on Friday, July 12, 2013 8:36 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A group of Haitian citizens, some world-renowned, are circulating a petition to denounce the Government's event, Carnival des Fleurs, for the historical events it symbolizes and for what they assess could be better uses of the money, namely, to pay for elections.
Lambert-Zenny Affair: RNDDH Director rejects questions on integrity
- Created on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:46 PM
The Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), the organization where the testimony against Senator Edwin Zenny and former Senator Joseph Lambert was submitted, defended his organization's integrity on Monday, claiming it has been objective and non-partisan in its handling of the case.
07.07.2013: RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance speaks to Vilner Joseph on Radio Kiskeya, anchored by Lilliane Pierre Paul
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), the organization where the testimony against Senator Edwin Zenny and former Senator Joseph Lambert was submitted, defended his organization's integrity on Monday, claiming it has been objective and non-partisan in its handling of the case.
Director Esperance explained that his actions strictly followed protocol. He states that his job is to listen to the plaintiff and to take his statement, not to investigate his claims.
The plaintiff, Sherlson Sanon, the RNDDH director explains, came into the RNDDH office fearing for his life and willing to collaborate with the authorities in exchange for protection. As their organization is not qualified to do anything more than take Sanonâs statement, they had to send it to the designated office.
Pierre Esperance continues to be impartial as he demands protection for Sherlson Sanon because, as a member of the RNDDH organization, his goal is to make sure that justice is served by shedding light on these accusations, and by removing Judge Maximen Pierre from the case. Judge Pierre is said to have worked as a lawyer for a firm of individuals close to individuals in the administration, thus, the two accused.
Senator Edwin Zenny (South East/Inite) and former Senator and Adviser to the President of the Republic, Joseph Lambert, were both cited as conductors of a criminal syndicate of young individuals in a gang called the Kakos.
The accuser, Sherlson Sanon, submitted a notarized testimony to official institutions claiming that Lambert and Zenny both had directed him to to murder, traffic drugs and commit electoral fraud.
Access to life: Haiti
- Created on Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:03 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (defend.ht) - Haiti and the Dominican Republic together account for three-quarters of HIV infections in the Caribbean. Although it is one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti is making steady progress in providing antiretroÂviral therapy to people with AIDS.
Ann Kore Moun - Collective action, a force for development
- Created on Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:44 PM
21 Haitians rescued from abject living conditions in Brazil
- Created on Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:58 PM
CUIABA, Brazil (defend.ht) - The Brazilian Regional Superintendent of Labour and Employment rescued 21 Haitians discovered in degrading conditions analogous to slavery, after an anonymous complaint.
The âM" Community: LGBT Courage in Haiti
- Created on Monday, June 17, 2013 11:50 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/C&C) - Homophobia affects our entire society. Thatâs why we have the slogan, âHomosexuality hurts no one; homophobia hurts everyone.â Homophobia is what stresses people out. Homophobia is what pushes people to violence.
Bodies pile up at Port-au-Prince general hospital morgue
- Created on Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:22 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A situation to say the least, "appalling", has been developing at the morgue of the general hospital in the capital. Down for several months, bodies continue to arrive by the dozens every day in Haiti's largest hospital and are being left in the courtyard decaying and posing a health hazard for workers, patients and citizens.
At Parliament, more than 100 protest for departure of Haiti Prime Minister
- Created on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 3:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AlterPresse) - On the sidelines of a meeting of the Administration in the Senate of the Republic, more than one hundred people, mostly women, demonstrated outside the Parliament building on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to demand the departure of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Salvador, observed the online agency AlterPresse.
Cuba devotes a week to celebrate Haitian culture
- Created on Friday, May 31, 2013 11:35 AM
HAVANA, Cuba (defend.ht) - This week from Sunday until Saturday Cubans expressed their longstanding fascination with Haiti and celebrated the Haitian culture with a whole week devoted to the culture of the country.
Haiti's Pierre Esperance elected Secretary General of Int'l Fed of Human Rights
- Created on Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:54 AM
INSTANBUL, Turkey (defend.ht) - Haitian Pierre Esperance was elected Monday in Turkey to be the Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights; founded in 1922, the FIDH is the oldest international human rights organization in the world spanning over 100 nations.
Haiti: Fmr PM Garry Conille dispels return to politics
- Created on Monday, May 27, 2013 1:12 PM
BOSTON, USA (defend.ht) - Former Prime Minister Dr. Garry Conille in Creole, French and English, wants it to be clear that he has no intention of entering into the Haitian political arena.
Bahamian Activist: Haitian Flag Day is not a threat
- Created on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:39 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas (defend.ht) - Rodney Moncur a Bahamian activist tried to quell the fears of his fellow countrymen who feel threatened by Haitian Flag Day and persons hoisting Haiti's flag in the Bahamas.
Hotel Montana gas leak explosion injures at least 4
- Created on Monday, May 20, 2013 5:28 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - An explosion caused by a leak in the gas line at the Hotel Montana has left behind at least 4 victims according to reports.