Close Gallery
Zoom Picture

Port-au-Prince.– Several close associates of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide have been accused of the murder of journalist Jean Dominique, one of the country's most notorious political assassinations.

Although the judge's investigation, released on Friday, said Aristide ordered Dominque's silence, the ex-president was not indicted. The judge instead accused nine people of having a hand in the death of Dominique and a security guard in an attack at the offices of Radio Haiti Inter in Port-au-Prince in 2000.

A former senator, Mirlande Liberus from Aristide's political party, was indicted as the organizer of the double murder, according to a summary of the judge's report made public by an Appeals Court panel on Friday.

Liberus was given the mission by Aristide to silence the popular journalist, the report said, citing witnesses who gave evidence before Judge Yvikel Dabresil. The judge did not indict Aristide as part of the conspiracy.

Share / Recommend this article: FacebookFacebook Digg thisDigg this TechnoratiTechnorati YahooYahoo Facebook
8 comment(s)
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 18 Jan 2014 12:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
I thoght the dude was a former priest? I forgot, we human are not inmune to sin regardless of who we are.

That's a Trujillo like type of job....
Written by: anbro2007, 18 Jan 2014 1:06 PM
From: United States
Aristide is responsible for thousands of dead's, but who cares, he is back to collect some more money!!!!!
Written by: generoso, 18 Jan 2014 3:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Jean Dominique was a martyr and a world class journalist, and there are those who blame Aristide for the crime, since the murder was committed at a time, when Titi had the reigns of power, and Jean, who once was a supporter, became a bitter critic at his radio station.
After all this time has passed, I really don't know if Martelly is using this hideous crime, for political purposes, or justice will finally be done.
I do hope that the gorillas, who murdered Jean, some day will rot in a hellish prison.
Written by: Mike36, 18 Jan 2014 7:03 PM
From: Haiti

Nine people have been charged in the 2000 killing of one of Haiti's most renowned journalists, marking a big step forward in a high-profile case that has otherwise seemed permanently stuck.

The newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported Saturday that the judge in the case submitted his findings to the Court of Appeal the previous day. His report, read aloud by a clerk in the courthouse, said a former senator named Mirlande Liberus Pavert was the intellectual author of the slaying of journalist Jean Dominique.
Written by: jasfalon, 19 Jan 2014 7:04 AM
From: United States

Leonel is the biggest murderer of all.

Remember Art Tarlow, the American lawyer who was killed by Leonel's friend, Armando C.
Written by: bhaitian, 19 Jan 2014 3:04 PM
From: United States
Jean Dominique may you rest in peace there will never be some one like you one of kind"the voice of Haiti for eternity "
Written by: daswolfgang, 19 Jan 2014 9:14 PM
From: United States, north hills ,NY
From the lavala family
Written by: goulart, 22 Jan 2014 10:43 AM
From: United States
Aristide is responsible for thousands of deaths?
How ,when?
Remember those who had overthrown ARISTIDE in 2004 crossed the border from the DR.
This a kind of puzzlement because there was a mutual admiration between ARISTIDE and PENA GOMEZ.
To believe that ARISTIDE had something to do with DOMINIQUE murder is not knowing HAITIAN politics.
Post Your Comment | Not a member? Create your account | Lost your password?
Write your opinion here. Please keep your comment relevant to this article. Please note that any comments which contain offensive language or discriminatory expressions may be edited/removed.
You must log in to post a comment:
Username Password