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This section will deal with crime, security, and prevention to inform you so that you can protect yourself and your family

Security Operation in the Bellecourt Area of Cite Soleil

A security operation was undertaken between June 28th, and June 30th 2014. It was carried out in the Bellecourt area of Cite Soleil. The operation involved the United Nation Stabilization Mission, and was being conducted together with the Haitian National Police. There were a total of 382 UN peacekeepers in the mission. This UN group was comprised of two groups; 273 from the military component, while 109 came from United Nations Police.

During the mission in Bellecourt, there were members of the area who were arrested, suspected of committing crimes. The National Police of Haiti arrested 34 people. Among the arrested persons 18 were confirmed to be active gang members in Soleil.

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New Legal Assistance Office (BAL) in Haiti

The Bar Association of Port-au-Prince has inaugurated the Phase II of Legal Assistance Office (BAL or Bureaux d'Assistance Légale). This is an addition to the existing capacity of four offices which will double the present lawyer numbers from thirty to sixty. This extension project of US$ 807,870 was funded by the Section of Community Violence Reduction (CVR) of United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah). This is an effort from the United Nation to strengthen the rule of law through democratic governance, providing security to the population and supporting a functioning public administration.

When Phase I of BAL was launched in last January 31, 2013, it had some objectives: provide free legal assistance to the citizens who are in dire need especially those who are in captivity and to reduce unjustified prolonged pre-trial detentions. BAL has successfully assisted many poorest litigants who did never had any ability to pay a lawyer. BAL, with its 30 lawyers in the first four offices has fought 6463 individual cases and regained freedom for 2851 people of whom 425 were women and 97 minors. Including the copy of decisions, the Ministry of Justice has exempted all fiscal fees to the beneficiaries of the legal services.

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List of People banned by judge Lamarre Belizaire from leaving Haiti

The list of names Judge Lamarre Belizaire boldly wrote, which banned from leaving the country 35 influential supporters of a former president, plus the man himself, may have landed the judge in danger. It was early August when the list was made public, with the names of all those expected to remain in Haiti while awaiting questioning in the investigation into several acts of drug money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, and other grievous acts of corruption.

The man at the head of the list is former President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. During his time in office, from his inauguration for a second presidential term of five years in 2001, he is said to have, with his dozens of accomplices, abused the power issued to him in the post. It is an investigation that started in 2005, following the ousting of Aristide from the presidency the year before. Also named on the list with Aristide are Yvon Neptune, Oriel Jean, Marie Carnel Latouche, and Paul Presler, among others. Jean, a former Presidential Palace security chief was already question, also was the former director of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy, Thoussaint Hilaire.

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Trois Rivieres Botanica owner, Ronald Giordani, shot in Little Haiti

The owner of Trois Rivieres Botanica in Little Haiti should be very thankful this morning as he was the victim of a shooting in front of his business. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Ronald Giordani who is the owner of Trois Rivieres Botanica was shot as he was helping unloading a truck in front of the business.

according to Miami Police, the incident happened around 9:00AM at 8245 NE 2nd Avenue n Miami. Ronald Giordani was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital by rescue. He is expected to survive his injuries.

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Osner Fevry Jr., Lawyer and Diplomat at the Haitian Embassy in Japan Found Dead

Osner Fevry Jr. 33 years old, was a lawyer and diplomat working in the Haitian embassy in Japan. He was found dead on 1st July at night near his family's home. He had a bullet in his head, and it was suspected it was either a suicide, or he was shot dead. He had come home for a one month visit from Japan.

His body was found by police in a dug-up rock in Petionville. Near his body was a 9mm caliber pistol, so the police suspected the incident to be suicide. Osner Fevry was a famous lawyer, as well as adviser to Laurent Lamothe, the Prime Minister. He was the eldest son and was working in the Haitian Embassy in Tokyo. He had visited his family for a month before returning to Tokyo, Japan. The Fevry family became worried after he went missing a day earlier.

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329 prisoners escaped during prison break in Croix-des-Bouquets

On one faithful day in August, one prison in Haiti lost a number of inmates it has taken years to amass. On Sunday the 10th of August, 2014, armed, unidentified men stormed into the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, allowing free 329 inmates, including the 2012 convicted son of a prominent Haitian businessman, leader of a kidnapping and murder gang in the capital, Clifford Brandt.

While the mass escape following a startling takeover is news in and of itself, speculation is rife that the entire staging was simply a cover through which to free Brandt from prison. Now, Haitian police as scouring the likely areas of the country, including near the border they share with the Dominican Republic, to find Brandt and the other escapees. So far, they have apprehended nearly a dozen.

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Prison Break in Cap-Haitian, two inmates escaped

It has been reported this Saturday (9/20/14) that there was a Prison Break that took place this morning in the Prison of Cap-Haitian. Five inmates attempted to to escape and three of them were successful. Police was able to capture two of those who made the attempt.

According to a breaking news just released in Radio Caraibes, three inmates in the Cap-Haitian prison that has been guarded by MINUSTAH mannaged to escape this morning. One of the escaped inmate is the number two in a popular gang that has been involved in kidnapping, killing and other.

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Repatriation of Philippe Markington, alleged key witness in Jean Dominique Case

Philippe Markington, suspect in the alleged killing of Jean Dominique, activist journalist, has been extradited from Argentina where he sought sanctuary after escaping from the National Penitentiary. He had been held in the penitentiary, pending further questioning by Haiti's judicial authorities.

Philippe Markington Extradited to Face Murder Charges on Dominique Death

SOS journalists protect Haiti's freedom of the press. Delva, its Committee Chairman, is heading an investigation into Markington's part in Dominique's death. Pleased Markington has been taken into police custody; he says, it "is . . . a very important step in the investigation . . . to a resolution of this horrible murder case." Dominique, a critic of ex-President Aristide, was assassinated in 2000.

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Wealthy businessman, Clifford Brandt, escaped from prison during violent take over

The Croix-des-Bouquets prison, a newly built fortress, was not enough to keep the likes of kidnapper and wealthy businessman, Clifford Brandt, in. Reports are that Brant, who was sent to prison in October of 2012 made his escape when a prison riot gave him the necessary chance.

On the ground news is that the plan was devised to break Brandt out. Police allegedly got word of a meeting where this plan was devised. However, some other reports also say that the prisoner walked off the compound hours before gunmen raiding it, taking over the prison. In this latter telling, the takeover was merely a cover for his escape. Regardless of what story is true, the police are being put under very high scrutiny following an incident they had always played down as being impossible.

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Police Chief, Godson Orelus, to explain himself before judge Lamarre Belizaire

Haitian Police Chief Godson Orélus has been invited to appear in front of Judge Lamarre Bélizaire to explain why Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is not in prison yet. Judge Lamarre Belizaire had ordered his arrest several weeks ago.

The invitation is for this Thursday,

Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide is accused of corruption, money laundering and misappropriation of government funds when Aristide was in power. He is currently at his private residence in Tabarre but has been banned from leaving the country.

Pawol Pale, Pawol Komprann...

Eske nou konnin ke bagay la vire sou Chef Police Godson Orélus? Judge Lamarre Bélizaire on ti jan vexe paske li ponko ouè Jan Bertrand Aristide minote de bwa deyè et nan prison. Alos li konvoke Chef Police Godson Orélus pou li mande li "de Ki Previen?

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