Robenson Laraque

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Attacks on the Press   |   Haiti

Attacks on the Press 2005: Haiti

HAITI

Amid civil unrest, political turmoil, and spiraling violence, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere remained a very dangerous place for journalists. The fall of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 created a political vacuum; street gangs, drug traffickers, corrupt police, ex-soldiers from the disbanded military, and the ousted leader's supporters sought violently to fill it. Journalists found themselves targeted from several directions.
February 16, 2006 11:31 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Haiti

CPJ urges vigorous investigation into the death of a reporter

New York, April 7, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Haitian and United Nations authorities to conduct a vigorous investigation into the shooting of a Haitian reporter who died this week from injuries suffered while observing a clash between UN troops and members of the disbanded Haitian military in the city of Petit-Goâve.

Robenson Laraque, a reporter with the private radio station Tele Contact, died Monday in a Cuban hospital, The Associated Press reported. Laraque was wounded on March 20 during a confrontation that began after the ex-soldiers occupied the police station in the southwestern city. The AP reported that three people, including a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, died in the gun battle.
April 7, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Case   |   Haiti

HAITI

APRIL 4, 2005
Posted: April 8, 2005

Robenson Laraque, Tele Contact
KILLED—CONFIRMED

Laraque, a reporter with the private radio station Tele Contact, died in a Cuban hospital from injuries suffered while observing a March 20 clash between UN troops and members of the disbanded Haitian military in the city of Petit-Goâve. The confrontation began after the ex-soldiers occupied the police station in the southwestern city. The Associated Press reported that three people, including a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, died in the gun battle.
April 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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