Daniel Dorsinvil and Girldy Lareche victims of Haiti latest insecurity

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 Daniel Dorsinvil and Girldy Lareche were killed in Bois Patate by a lone gunman as they walked through a residential neighborhood in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The version of government officials, as per lawyer's statement is--the victims were returning from bank.


Daniel Dorsinvil was a civil engineer, a former official at the Ministry of Public Works Transport and Communications (TPTC). He was part of many social and human activist groups which include (i) one of the founder members of Alternatives and Justice Group (FPG); (ii) a member of another human rights organization "Platform for Haitian Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights" or POHDH; (iii) an activist organization named "Popular Resistance Committee Batraville Benoit (KRPBB)" which is a part of the conglomeration of 30 groups called "Patriotic People's Democratic Movement (MPDP)". Daniel Dorsinvil was also one of the coordinator of a lesser known advocacy groups by the name of "Platform of Haitian Human Rights Organizations". His wife Girdly Lareche was the sister of Deputy Ronald Lareche. She served as an employee at the General Hospital and used to volunteer as a nurse for "Doctors without Borders" (Medecins sans Frontiers).

Police detectives are presently investing the murder of this human rights activist and his wife. Gary Desrosiers, one of the Police Spokesman told Radio Caraibes that the police have not yet identified any motive behind the killing but Desrosiers has admitted that they were either killed in a robbery attempt or were targeted for their involvement in the activist groups. In the recent past, there were many incidences when other right activists were also targeted in Haiti. Some human rights lawyers have reported of being followed and receiving repeated death threats over the phone. Insecurity is becoming a matter of serious concern in recent days in Haiti, particularly in the capital city. Some of the right activists are very worried about the escalating insecurity.
The Martelly administration has condemned the assassination in a statement issued by its press office on Monday.

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