Download: Why Jean Dominique?
Two years after the assassination of Jean Dominique, why is there such outrage over his death? Why are people from all sectors of society demanding justice and fighting against impunity? Michèle Montas answers these questions, and summarizes the judicial investigation so far. Several groups — peasant organizations, human rights groups, grassroots organizations — have demonstrated their solidarity and demanded that the state and the justice system provide the means for the investigation to advance, in spite of many obstacles. The Haitian press demands justice as well, because the case of Jean Dominique represents a “sword of Damocles” for freedom of speech in Haiti. Two years later, they do not yet know who killed Jean Dominique nor who paid to have him killed.