Haiti – Petit-Goâve : Lawyers in the street demand the release of 2 of their colleagues kidnapped
Friday February 19 in Petit-Goâve, lawyers in togas took to the streets of the city peacefully to demand the release of Me Abdias Édumé and Me Mackenzy Roger, both from Petit-Goâve, kidnapped in Port au Prince by individuals armed during the week.
Throughout their journey, the men and women of the basoche chanted hostile remarks against the President and members of the National Police of Haiti (PNH).
They walked for hours on the national road #2 expressing their fed-up and blocking the circulation of vehicles, the UDMO agents present on the spot did not intervene in front of very calm demonstrators. “The authorities must put an end to the phenomenon of kidnapping which prevails in the capital,” declared the men and women of the basoche addressing President Jovenel Moïse and the officials of the PNH “Gentlemen, ensure that the hostages be released” they launched.
Members of civil society, motorcycle taxis, the President of the Democratic Union for National Development (UDDN), notables, market women, ordinary citizens and supporters of the local opposition joined the lawyers on the tarmac to claim the departure of the tenant from the National Palace. No incident was recorded.
At the end of the march Me Milord Anthony, the President of the Bar of Petit-Goâve delivered a message to the attention of the central authorities “As did the Head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace (USGPN) Dimitri Hérard, had released his wife, the bar of Petit-Goâve demands the immediate release of Me Abbias Édumé and Roger Mackenzy,” threatening “Otherwise, we will move on to another stage…”
Last minute : Good news, Mackenzy Roger was released on Friday evening at around 11:00 pm we learned from a relative of the victim, however, Me Abbias Édumé is still kidnapped by his captors.
HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondent Petit-Goâve)