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John Wesley Amady

MURDERED


Haiti
On January 6, 2022, suspected gang members shot and killed Haitian journalists John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louis-Saint while they were reporting on the lack of security in Laboule 12, an area disputed by gangs in the Port-au-Prince commune of Pétion-Ville.

The journalists were walking in the area when unidentified attackers suddenly opened fire. Amady and Louis-Saint were captured by gang members and then shot and killed.

Amady was on assignment for the Montreal-based broadcaster Radio Écoute FM.

In at least 8 out of 10 cases, the murderers of journalists go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity.

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