Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Lawyers and activists from several organizations marched in the street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to demand justice for Monferrier Dorval, a lawyer killed in his residence at Pelerin 5, on August 28, 2020.
Several dozen people along with lawyers from all jurisdictions of the country, political leaders, leaders of human rights organizations as well as activists from several organizations peacefully marched across Haiti to protest the assassination of Monferrier Dorval. The killer of Mr. Dorval is still on the loose.
Monferrier Dorval, a well-known lawyer and president of the Port-au-Prince bar association was gunned down hours after a controversial radio interview. Andre Michel, a lawyer himself and leaders of the democratic sector, also present at the protest believed that the assassination of Mr. Dorval was an organized state crime with the aim of creating fear and panic and especially to allow the enemies of the Haitian people to better retain political power.
Pierre Esperance, the executive director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) called on the Haitian people to continue to continue to march for justice. Mr. Esperance stressed the importance of peaceful marches as one of the means of guaranteeing the outcome of the investigation.