Haiti – Insecurity : Magistrate Wendelle Coq threatened with death
Judge Jean Wilner Morin, President of the National Association of Haitian Magistrates (ANAMAH) condemns in a note the acts of intimidation and death threats against Magistrate Wendelle Coq, founding member of ANAMAH, who brings him his unwavering support support.
“The Magistrate Coq is one of that category of Magistrates whose reputation is capable of rising to the traditional and mythical dimension of the Court of Cassation [..] that hot heads are hiding behind anonymous or unregistered telephone numbers for to overwhelm her with threatening threats to her life does not in any way surprise the Nation […] the assassination of the President of the Bar of Port-au-Prince Me Monferier Dorval says a lot.
[…] The bloody route taken by these unscrupulous individuals leaves the shadow of a doubt as to their desire to eradicate the truth and replace it with their own. They are not joking […]
No Magistrate should be threatened or intimidated when he performs acts of his conviction under the law and the Constitution. In this regard, it is the responsibility of the national police, as an auxiliary of justice or the public authorities, to guarantee the security of the Magistrate.”
The ANAMAH invites the Magistrates in their rank, level and quality not to lower their guard and to remain faithful to the Constitution and the law.