Haitian President Moïse Condemns Murder of Kidnapped Student

Haiti's President, Jovenel Moise

The Haitian government has denounced the murder of a 22-year-old student, whose naked body was found in a landfill on Sunday after her parents told the kidnappers they were unable to meet the US$100,000 ransom.

“As the father of a family, I am deeply shocked by the kidnapping followed by the murder of the young schoolgirl Evelyne Sincère. Such atrocities are unacceptable. Police and judicial authorities have only one choice: to put the bandits out of harm’s way,” President Jovenel Moïse said in a brief statement.

Justice Minister, Rockefeller Vincent said he was “revolted by the assassination of the student Evelyne Sincère.

“This criminal act affects the nation in its sacred values. I demand from the Prosecutor’s Office of Port-au-Prince and the police to get concrete and quick results for this odious and fundamentally revolting crime.”

The student, who was pursuing her degree was kidnapped last Thursday and the kidnappers demanded a ransom of US$100,000.

Media reports said that the family had been able to raise only US$15,000. However, the kidnappers called the family to say that the body of the student had been dumped in a landfill in Delmas 24.

The Deputy Justice of the Peace of Delmas, Jean Flaury Raymond, said the body bore numerous traces of beatings, torture and rape.




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