Crime

Actor Jimmy Jean Louis' father shot dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is going through a difficult time in his life after his 78-year old father was shot dead by unidentified assailants while at a store in Torcelle, Haiti.

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Human rights leader and wife assassinated

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The general coordinator of an organization comprising eight of the largest human rights organizations in Haiti was shot dead, along with his wife, in Port-au-Prince Saturday.

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Two decapitated, mutilated in Dominican Republic

SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - The bodies of Yidet and Yodet Kaseite, ages 26 and 28, were identified after being found without heads, arms and genitals.

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Haiti: Alleged 'intellecutal author' of Jean Dominique murder speaks

ATLANTA, USA (sentinel.ht) - Former Senator Mirlande Liberus said on Tuesday that she was not surprised that the investigation into the 2000 murder of journalist Jean Dominique named here as the "intellectual author" of the crime.

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Five Family Members Killed and Burned in Cite Soleil, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In the past month, a sharp increase in homicides by authorities and citizens was observed in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil but on Thursday, November 14, 2013, cruelty rose up a notch, even shocking those living in district.

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Haiti: Tear Gas Victims File Criminal Complaint against Gov't Officials

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The parents of more than a dozen school children, victims of the tear gas attack at schools in Cap-Haitien on October 28, formally submitted a criminal complaint against government officials, who are alleged to be cause and orchestrators of the act of terrorism.

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Okap Tear Gas Terror Attack by Cyrus Sibert, says National Palace Official

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It is being described as an act of terror, the tear gas attack of children at two school in North, Haiti. Information circulating is the attack was orchestrated by Journalist and Political Activist Cyrus Sibert who has been engaged in a long and public feud with the Departmental Director of Education, Justin Metellus. The Charges des Mission for the National Palace in the North Department said Sibert is also the culprit behind the recent wave of fecal matter being smeared on the wall of schools and urine bomb detonations.

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48-Year Old Man Arrested, Caught in Sexual Act with Minor in Car

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Police in Haiti arrested a 48 year old man on Thursday caught in the act of having sex with a 14 year old girl still in her school uniform.

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Former Petion-Ville, Haiti Police Chief Arrested, Again

LEOGRANE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The former police chief of Petion-ville, Vanel Lacroix, was arrested, again, on Saturday along with two other individuals, a prison escapee and another police officer, after an exchange of gunfire with police officers.

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New Case of UN Peacekeeper Rape in Haiti

LEOGANE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - An 18 year old woman, pulled over while traveling on Route National 2, in the town of Leogane, Saturday, was raped and sodomized by a soldier of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. This is the latest of chronic crimes of sexual violence committed by UN peacekeepers in Haiti.

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Haiti: Unknown gunmen attack home of Jean Renel Senatus, Fmr Gov't Comm

TABARRE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The home of the former Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Jean Renel Senatus, affectionately known as "Commissioner Zokiki", was attacked early Friday morning by unknown gunmen who fired several shots at the home and killed three of his guard dogs most likely by poisoning.

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Haiti: Businessman Daniel Evinx Close to Presidency Arrested for Drug Trafficking

LES CAYES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Businessman Daniel Evinx, a 2010 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, hotelier, considered the representative of the Presidency in Aux Cayes, became the latest "close" friend of President Michel Martelly to be arrested for trafficking and possessing drugs. Evinx and another individual were arrested after retrieving 23 kilos of marijuana off the southern coast of Haiti.

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Haiti: Mob attack gay couple engagement party

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) — Police say two men were arrested after joining a mob in attacking an engagement ceremony of a British Red Cross Mission Chief and his Haitian gay partner. Human rights groups say 47 homosexuals in Haiti were assaulted in the span of one week for their orientation.

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US man sentenced to 165 years for sexual abuse of minors in Haiti

MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - A US man who ran a shelter for poor children and orphans in Haiti has been sentenced to 165 years in prison for travelling to Haiti to sexually abuse children at the center for the poor he set up in the country.

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Haiti: Two assumed homosexuals beaten to death by protest mob

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Two persons, assumed to be homosexuals were beaten and killed during an anti-gay protest of a Protestant led coalition of moral and religious organizations on Friday.

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Fmr U.S. Colonel shot and killed by Haitian Police Officer

CARREFOUR, Haiti (defend.ht) - A retired colonel of the U.S. Army and esteemed member of the Haitian Diaspora was shot and killed on the evening of July 11, 2013, by a Haitian police officer at a nightclub in Carrefour.

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Haiti: Police say 2011 kidnap-murder suspects of Dominican woman captured

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Police in Haiti say they have captured the perpetrators of the 2011 kidnapping-murder of a well known representative of the Dominican community living in Haiti.

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Sherlson Sanon: The Political Games in Haiti


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Sherlson Sanon, 25, in a written and signed testimony said he has committed electoral fraud, trafficked drugs, kidnapped children and murdered, allegedly at the request of former Senator Joseph Lambert and Senator Edwin Zenny.

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Haiti: Murder for hire of two Deputies, man claims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A Jacmel man appeared before a public notary on Monday to make an official statement of his alleged involvement in a plot to kill two Parliamentarians on April 29, allegedly at the request of a former senator and adviser to the President of the Republic. Motivations for the confessions are still unknown.

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Sweet Micky NY promoter arrested for phony National Palace badges

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The former promoter for the musician Sweet Micky in New York was arrested on Friday for producing false badges for Haiti's National Palace and using them to commit fraud.

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Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly