VI News Staff 2 years ago

Two Haitian Journalists Killed By Gangs

Two Haitian journalists were the latest casualties of the increasing gang violence in the beleaguered Caribbean nation.

In a report by The Guardian that cited Radio Ecoute FM as source, journalists John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louissaint were slain by “armed bandits” on Thursday in Laboule, a conflict-ridden area south of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.

Amady, 30, who worked for Montreal-based radio station Radio Ecoute, and Louissaint, 22, a local reporter, were reporting on security issues in the gang-plagued area.

As per initial police statement, the victims were joined by one more journalist who managed to escape the ambush.

Godson Lebrun, president of the Haitian Online Media Association, has called for an investigation on the killing of the two journalists.

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