Renowned journalist kidnapped for a few hours in Haiti

  • Source: IAPA
  • June 16, 2023

"A well-known Haitian journalist was kidnapped from her home and hours later was freed by one of the dangerous gangs operating in Port-au-Prince. Marie Lucie Bonhomme Opont, a journalist for Radio Vision 2000, was kidnapped at 3:00 a.m. on June 13 at her residence in the Tabarre neighborhood, northeast of the Haitian capital, by the gang known as 'Kraze Baryè' led by Vitelhomme Innocent, a fugitive from justice, according to the victim.

'Armed individuals ransacked my house and stole an as yet undetermined amount of items. I was taken to Innocent's base, who decided to release me, but they kept my vehicle,' Bonhomme told the AlterPresse news agency.

Journalists, media workers and executives are the target of attacks, kidnappings and murders by gangs that control much of Haiti's capital, a country plunged into a deep climate of insecurity and political crisis."

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