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Note from Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner (Kreyol with English translation) – some additional information on the killing of Bruner | Please support Evel Fanfan/AUMOHD’s work with the victims of Gran Ravine massacre
Date: 22 September 2006
Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner
(Note: I wrote the piece on Bruner before I read this new e-mail from Attorney Evel Fanfan in Haiti. The little orphan girl’s name that Bruner took in, is “Widnise JOCELYN,” not “Widnise Pierre.”
There’s some other important info on Bruner in this latest correspondence from “Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner,” so we send this as an addendum to our last email. Here’s a quick English approximation of Evel’s latest correspondence written in Kreyol:
Evel writes (see Kreyol original below) that Bruner was a victim of the Gran Ravine massacre and the defacto Boniface/Latortue regime, twice. His house was burned during the first August, 2005 massacre and then burned down again during the second. He had a little store, that was also destroyed. He was shot in the arm during the July 2006 Gran Ravine massacre. But he never got discouraged, never stop demanding justice and restitution for the Gran Ravine victims, never stop protesting the treatment given the victims by the authorities…
Last Monday, Bruner, gave a press conference where he denounced MINUSTHA (UN troops in Haiti) for confiscating the local school at Gran Ravin making it its military base!
On Wednesday of this week, Bruner was in AUMOHD’s office for a meeting on those victims still in the morgue. Again today, (September 21, 2006) he was in AUMOHD’s office to fill out officials papers the Mayor of Port au Prince and the General Hospital gave as authorization so Bruner, with AUMOHD’s help could go claim the bodies of the Gran Ravine victims still at the morgue without having to pay the huge amount of money these authorities where asking the families to pay in order to claim their dead ones for funerals. It was not long after he left AUMOHD’s office and was on his way home that Lame Timanchet assassinated Bruner.
AUMOHD says ENOUGH!
The Preval/Alexis government must take responsibility and be accountable as necessary on this dossier. Evel”
Bruner se you viktim 1e massak group defakto Boniface / Latortue a te fè ak lapolis ak Lame Timanchèt jou ki te 21 Aout 2005. Kay te boule ak tout sa l te gengnen ak ti Boutik li te gengnen. Li te toujou vle jistis pou viktim yo. Nan Mwa Jye ki sot pase la li te viktim anko anba bal group Lame Timanchèt, li te pran you bal nan bra e li pal janm dekouraje pou koutinye mande justis ak reparasyon pou viktim ak moun Gran Ravin.
7 Jye lame timanchet boule kay li anko ak tout sa te gengnen anko. Li te toujou la nan konferans de press, nan manifestasyon pou mande justis ak reparasyon pou viktim yo.
Li te sel moun ki te dako pou pran Widnise JOCELYN ki te pedi manman’l papa’l matant li ak you sel nan massak 7 Jye ki sot pase la. Juj Amboise te ba li you papye kom TUTEUR Widnise sa vle di devan se li ki te gen responsabilite sa’a kom papa widnise malgre li menm li gen 5 pitit sou bra’l.
Lundi pase li te bay you konferens de press pou denonse MINUSTAH ki pran lokal Lyse Gran Ravin kom baz.
Yè, mecredi li te nan buwo AUMOHD pou you reunion sou preparasyon moun ki nan Mog yo. Jodi a anko li te nan biwo AUMOHD pou jwen papye ak AUMOHD te mande Mairie de port au prince ak Lopital General ba nou kom otorizasyon pou pran ko yo san peye gwo lajan yo tap mande paran yo. Se lel soti nan biwo AUMOHD li ta parle lakay li group lame timanchet assasine’l
AUMOHD di sa se trop ato!
Fok preval ak Alexis pran responsabilite yo kom sa dwa nan dosye sa’a.
Gran Ravine Massacre by Lame Timanchet on July 7, 2006,
AUMOHD’s Preliminary Report on July 7, 2006 Gran Ravine Massacre
AUMOHD Report: Soccer Game massacre at Gran Ravine
Esterne Bruner, the Community Coordinator for the Gran Ravine Human Rights Council was assassinated | A few months ago, in a video testimony from Haiti and on Haitian radio, Mr. Bruner named the Machete Army gang members responsible for the two Gran Ravine Massacres. According to his family, these same forces murdered Mr. Burnet today right after leaving the offices of AUMOHD, where he was seeking human rights help and legal counsel for the victims of the Machete Army