Posted by: piedrasyluz | November 23, 2012

SHOTS AND THREAT AGAINST ATTY. FANFAN

 

“PEACEFUL
JUSTICE FOR HAITI “

11.13.12
The news and opinion bulletin of Hurah

(Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti, dedicated
to non-partisan, non-violent basic human rights action in Haiti)

Hurah’s Blog:
(for an archive of previous bulletins and history)

Tom Luce, Editor, E-mail: Tom
Luce

ALERT: MURDER
ATTEMPT AND THREATS TO ATTY FANFAN

Not surprisingly in the escalating climate
of old style bravado and threats of violence, human rights defenders have
come under attack in the last year–journalists, lawyers, civil rights
leaders. Recently the new government of Michel “Micky” Martelly
has reportedly attempted to arrest human rights lawyers. Atty. Mario Joseph’s
office has been threatened to be burned and closed. See ARTICLE
in Center for Justice and Accountability.

The latest is an attempt on Attorney Evel
Fanfan, President of AUMOHD. He has been under threat many times before
since beginning in ’03 to watchdog the governments involved in Haiti as
well as other perpetrators of abuses. Now he has been fighting for worker
rights especially the issue of minimum wage. He is also continuing on
the long struggle for justice for the citizens of Grand Ravine hit twice,
05-06 with government involvement in massacres and home burnings

Below you can read an alert sent out by
Atty. Fanfan on Oct.25.

A couple of organizations have put his name
on a petition to the authorities to support him. A MEMO
has been put out by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti IJDH
giving various official addresses. Atty Fanfan’s name was not on this
alert.

At the bottom of Atty Fanfan’s alert I have
printed my letter in French specifically to the officials. You may want
to send your own. If you want me to help you, send me an e-mail president@hurah.org

Thanks!

Tom

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Attempted assassination and death threats against Evel FANFAN

Atty. Evel FANFAN

Executive Director of AUMOHD

16, Delmas 49,

Phone: 509-37548022

Tuesday evening, around 8: 30pm, I returned from a planning meeting
with a group of worker victims when two vehicles (a gray 4 wheeler with
BB-37863 on the registration plate and a black mini bus) came from opposite
directions and parked, blocking access to my vehicle.

I waited for 4 to 5 minutes from a little
distance so that they could end their long
conversation. After about 5 minutes waiting without success, I blew my
horn a little, to attract the attention of two (2) drivers who had not
moved an inch. So, I called the CRO, the police Central Intelligence Office
of the West at 3-838-1111, a number that the former Director of the
Haitian National Police, Mr Mario ANDRESOL gave me in case of difficulty.
I talked and explained the situation to the officer in charge who asked
me to give a description of the two vehicles in question.

As I was finishing up the conversation with the officer of the CRO, the
driver of the bus had moved his vehicle a little. Then, the 4wheeler
driver moved and opened the door of his vehicle to block any full access
to my car. I moved back a little with my vehicle and asked him what was going
on. In response, he took out his weapon and fired two shots in my direction
at the height of my vehicle. Since there were a few curious people who
gathered not far from the place of the event, he told me quite forcefully:
“if it were not for the presence of these people, I would take you
into my car to murder you there.

With these words, I again called the CRO
who asked me to go to the nearest police station, so, I went to the Delmas
33 police station and wrote a complaint against this armed man who tried
to murder me and promised to do so at the appropriate time.

I just want to inform you and ask you to do your best at this time when
I’m trying to put pressure on the Haitian State for the minimum wage,
for the massacre of Grand Ravin and other cases. They very well could try
to kill me.

Atty. . Evel FANFAN
Executive Director of AUMOHD

=====================================

1. Ministre de la Justice et de la Securité
Publique
M. Jean Renel Sanon
18 Avenue Charles Summer
Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Cher M. Sanon:

Je vous écris pour vous alerter à propos d’un attentat contre
la vie de Me. Evel Fanfan, Président de AUMOHD, 16 Delmas 49 509-37548022,
le 23 octobre, 2012. Il a aussi été menacé à
mort ce soir et il a rapporté ce crime à la sation de police
à Delmas 33

Je connais de près Me. Fanfan depuis 2004. J’ai été
dans les rues avec lui avec les victimes de massacres. Je connais les
programmes de son bureau pour protéger les droits des travailleurs.
Il travaille des années pour la justice des victimes des massacres
et brûlage des maisons à Grand Ravine.Je compte sur vous
d’apporter la justice dans les affaires de la société haïtienne.

Merci.

Tom Luce

2. Me Gerald Norguaisse, Commissaire du Gouvernement de Port-au Prince
Parquet du Tribunal de Première Instance de Port-au-Prince
Palais de Justice
Blvd. Harry Truman
Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Email:

Cher M. Le Commissaire:

Je vous écris pour vous alerter à propos d’un attentat contre
la vie de Me. Evel Fanfan, Président de AUMOHD, 16 Delmas 49 509-37548022,
le 23 octobre, 2012. Il a aussi été menacé à
mort ce soir et il a rapporté ce crime à la sation de police
à Delmas 33

Je connais de près Me. Fanfan depuis 2004. J’ai été
dans les rues avec lui avec les victimes de massacres. Je connais les
programmes de son bureau pour protéger les droits des travailleurs.
Il travaille des années pour la justice des victimes des massacres
et brûlage des maisons à Grand Ravine.Je compte sur vous
d’apporter la justice dans les affaires de la société haïtienne.

Merci.

Tom Luce


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