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FLASH - January - May 2016, 419 people murdered, 33 kidnapped in Haiti

The security continues to be a problem in Haiti. The possibility for one to be either murdered or kidnapped is real. According to the spokesman of the National Police of Haiti, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, for the first five months in 2016 or between January and May 2016, 419 the PNH has officially recorded a total of 419 people murdered in Haiti. In January, 83 people were killed, in February: 81, March: 107, April: 80 and in May: 68. In addition, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours indicated that 33 cases of kidnapping were reported for the same period. In January, 4 reported cases of kidnapping, February: 14, March: 10, April: 3 and May: 2

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Florence Laraque Abducted and then released with a broken leg

Florence Laraque who was abducted on February 24, 2016 was released from captivity 24 hours later, suffering from a broken leg. Police suspected that she was abused by her kidnappers. No arrest was made

Haitian Kreyol:

Yo te kidnape Florence, yo lage li ak pye kase

Florence Laraque ke yo te kidnape 24 Fevriye, 2016 te lage 24 èdtan apre sa. Yon pye li te kase. Lapolis Sispèk ke li te abize pa kidnapè yo. Pa gen arestasyon ki te fè nan ka sa

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New kidnapping tactics in Haiti using seduction to target men

Men in Haiti must now be careful with their love life. They may think they are falling in love but instead may be falling right into a kidnapper's hands. According to inspector Garry Derosiers, spokesperson for Haiti National Police, kidnappers in Haiti are now using new strategies to commit acts of kidnapping. Here is how it works: Some young ladies would start seducing a men at a Disco club and invite them home. However, instead of taking the men to their home, they take them to their accomplices and demand ransom for their release.

What do you think?

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The criminal trial of famous Clifford Brandt has began

There is no guarantee that the trial of Clifford Brandt will ever end, or we will know the entire story, or all the other actors involved will be known; however the process has in deed started. He was arrested for the abduction and kidnapping of two children of the Moscosso family over three years ago. Finally, the trial of Clifford Brandt is scheduled to start today (January 28, 2016). His trial will be without a jury.

What do you expect fro this trial?

Haitian Kreyol:

Jijman kriminèl ki pi popilè an Clifford Brandt aper kòmanse

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Look at one of the kidnappers attending Lencie Mirville funeral

This is a classical case audacity. What you are looking at (the face circled in red) is the actual picture of one of the people responsible for the kidnapping, torture and death of young student Lencie Mirville present at her funeral.

Desir Jebson AKA Sonsonn was in the funeral of Lencie Mirville in support to the family. Some say that at one point he was also crying for the tragic death of the child for which he was one of the principals actors. He then went to the home of the family and even ate with them.

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Testimony of one of the kidnappers of Lencie Mirville, VIDEO

Here is the video of one of the criminals involved in one of the most despicable crimes in Haiti this year, the kidnapping, torturing and eventual killing of this young student, Lencie Mirville. The four main actors are: 1- Guerrier Jean Franck, 2- Bartelmy Edison, 3- Desir Jebson dit Sonsonn, 4- Geraldy B. William.

VIDEO - Listen to Sonson, one of the kidnappers of Lencie Mirville


Desir Jebson also known as Sonsonn is the one seeing here in the video. he was a trusted person for the family of Lencie Mirville. He was the mechanic of the father who is a pastor. According to report, he was so trusted that he was involved in the negotiation for the release of the child. Ironically, sonson was the one who received the ransom directly from the family to take to the kidnappers. I assume that he did not have to go a long way since he was himself one of the kidnappers

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Three of Lencie Mirville's killers arrested, one still at large

Agents of Haiti National Police arrested three individuals believed to be involved in the kidnapping, torturing and killing of Haitian student Lencie Mirville. This success story was a result of good Police work following a Police operation conducted on December 19 in the area of Carrefour. According PNH, the individuals involved in the crime on Lencie Mirville were not not strangers. Here are the names:

Guerrier Jean Francky,
Barthelmy Edison,
Geraldy B. William
Desir Jebson AKA Sonsonn.

It was reported that Sonson has been identified as the mechanic for the pastor, father of the victim. Another one is a former Police Officer. There is also a forth individual involved in the crime who is still at large. Police is actively looking for that fourth suspect.

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Yo touye yon jen fi ayisyen apre li te kidnape ak totire

Yon fwa ou kidnape an Ayiti, ou pa gen okenn garanti ke ou pral vin soti vivan, menm si ou kapab peye ranson. Malerezman, sa a se ka yon ti fi ayisyen, 23 ane, Lencie Mirville, ki te kidnape, tòtire, epi finalman touye malgre yon ranson de $ 50,000 fanmi li te bay kidnapè yo. Lencie Mirville te kidnape alantou 5:00 PM, 3 Desanm dènye, tou pre legliz li. Kidnapè yo te mande $ 150,000 US pou yo lage l '. Apre negosyasyon, fanmi an te kapab vini ak $ 50,000 US, ke yo ranmase nan men zanmi ak fanmi, epi bay li a kidnapè yo nan Lendi swa. Malgre tout efò sa yo nan men fanmi l ', an Madi, 8 Desanm, yo te jwenn Lencie Mirville nan zòn Morne Caradeau nan Route de L'Amitie nan Jakmèl, tòtire anvan li te mouri.

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Woodly Etheart aka Sonson Lafamilia of Gang Galil released

As per news report dated April 17, 2015, Woodly Etheart aka Sonson Lafamilia, has been released from prison on the report day, after being brought before the Judge Lamarre Belizaire. Sonson was arrested for the kidnapping of Samy El Azi, a Syria- American citizen and businessman, on Feb. 17, 2014 from Port-au-Prince, and demanding a ransom of US$2.5 million.

Lafamilia was once the powerful leader of the "Galil Gang," which specialized in kidnapping and drug trafficking and was responsible for at least 18 other kidnappings. He was once a close associate of President Martelly and was in charge of security for the President's sons and had a restaurant located inside the National Palace. In 2009, Lafamilia was arrested with US$3 million in cash and carrying three dead bodies in his car. But he was subsequently "provisionally" released by a judge. Once, Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras had alleged that President Martelly had kept Etheart undercover in one of his apartments. Senator Desras had also said, what is worse, from his hiding place, Lafamilia was appointing certain officials (from own gang members) for the executives in certain municipalities in the country! His wife, Marie Taïssa Mazile Ethéart, was also arrested by an investigating judge with charges of laundering money obtained from illicit drug trafficking and kidnapping.

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Judge Sonel Jean-Francois under pressure to release Sonson LaFamlia

There is a new article just released by Miami Herald that shows that there is a machine in place to get Woodly Etheart, alias Sonson Lafamilia out of prison. But so far, the y have been unsuccessful due to the commitment of investigative Judge Sonel Jean-Francois.

According to the article, the judge is asking that the leader of Gang Galil stand trial for the kidnapping of of Haitian businessman Sami El Azzi as well as the 15 other individuals between 2008 and 2014. The article revealed that Gang Galil collected over $1.5 million in ransom during that time. Judge Sonel Jean-Francois pointed out Woodly Etheart and accomplice Renel Nelfort to be the intellectual authors of gang Galil

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