New Minister of Communication confirms that "a barbarian act" was committed against missing photojournalist

Posted by on Friday, April 27, 2018 Under: Security

Two days after the government reshuffled the cabinet, mostly due to lawmakers’ pressure, the new Minister of Culture and Communication, Guyler C. Delva, has somewhat confirmed the death of the photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has been missing since March 14 when he was reporting in the impoverished neighborhood of Grand Ravine in Port-au-Prince, recently plunged into gang violence.
Guyler C. Delva, himself a journalist, and former head of SOS journalist, an organisation which defends the rights of media workers, during his first press conference as Minister of Culture and Communication indicated that there is no more hope of ever seeing the photojournalist alive again.

"I tell you that, for what I know about this file, we can not hope to find our brother, our colleague, our friend Vladjimir Legagneur, because we have information that shows that there was a barbarian act committed against our colleague, but we will not give the details here. Frankly, it's devastating.”

44 days after the disappearance of the journalist, Haitian authorities still cannot say for certain what happened, as the investigation remains open. 

A few weeks after the disappearance, police said that they had recovered a "headless corpse", and that samples were taken for DNA analysis. The result of that DNA test has not yet been made public.

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