Kidnapped in the early hours of the day on Saturday in a street near the hospital of the State University of Haiti (HUEH), Hans David Télémaque was released on Sunday evening against the payment of a ransom of an unknown amount, according to several local media.
When leaving home, we have doubts as to whether we will return. Mothers, fathers, husbands, parents … We all live in constant daily worry, testifies Bead Charlemagne Charlorin, an intern of the HUEH came to demonstrate Monday through the streets of Port-au-Prince.
In solidarity with the protest movement of interns at the country’s main hospital, several health establishments on Monday suspended all activity outside their emergency services.
Every day, at least four cases of kidnappings followed by kidnappings for ransom are recorded. Some parents, they are very rare, talk about it. The majority are content to pay the ransom of their child, of their loved one, in order to be able to recover them, details Marie Rosy Auguste Ducena, of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights.
The climate of psychosis in the Haitian capital is all the more shared by the inhabitants as members of the security forces have been accused of being involved in acts of kidnapping.
Several victims have indeed claimed to have been approached by police officers, kidnapped in vehicles of the Haitian national police., says Ms. Ducena.
We believe that it is for the General Inspectorate of the National Police to intervene, to carry out its investigation and to sanction all the police officers who are involved at one level or another in the commission of these acts., adds the activist.
Contacted Monday by phone, the spokesperson for the Haitian national police did not respond to AFP’s questions.