CHAN editor's note:
Last week, David Oxygene, a Haitian revolutionary leader and organizer was threatened at gun point by a police officer. The same police officer is one of the individuals accused of murdering Davidtchen Siméon, an activist of the popular progressive organization MOLEGHAF. MOLEGHAF is dedicated, in part, to removing the UN's occupying force known as MINUSTAH from Haiti.
The original description of events can be found on David Oxygene's Facebook page in Kreyol. It was posted on August 22, 2016. A copy of the original message is available below the following article.
Call to trade unions, popular organisations, and political parties dedicated to democracy and the defense of human rights
Published in Haiti Liberté, August 24, 2016
On Sat., Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m., in the popular district of Fort National, as he was leaving a meeting of the Movement of Liberty, Equality of the Haitians for Fraternity (Mouvement de Liberté, Égalité des Haïtiens pour la Fraternité) (MOLEGHAF), a group of armed men cowardly assassinated Davidtchen Siméon, a young 23 years old activist of the popular progressive organization MOLEGHAF, deeply engaged in the fight against the occupying forces of the UN (MINUSTAH), imperialism and the oppression of workers by transnational capital.
It is important to point out that a few days before this despicable killing, on Wed., Aug. 8 and Thu. Aug. 11, Davidtchen had been violently attacked and threatened by police officers.