Par ANNE-ROSE SCHOEN
Le 28 Mars 1994 Mireille Durocher Bertin etait assassine par des officiels et des sbires au service du gouvernement Haitien. Selon les informations qui circulent les ordres pour l’execution de Me. Bertin venait directement du President constitutionnel de la republique Jean Bertrand Aristide. C’etait une execution brutale. Cette avocate mere de 4 enfants en bas age fut tuee par quinze balles. Eugene Junior Ballairgeau qui etait aussi dans le vehicle crible de balles perdait aussi la vie.
Assassination Of Me Mireille Durocher Bertin
Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:29 PM
As victime of the time, Mireille Durocher Bertin.
Aside from the death of Minister of Justice Guy Malary, former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s first term in office during the 1990s was shadowed in the assassination of another heroic Haitian personality advocating for change and better governance. This adds to the long list of the Aristide and his supporters’ involvement in various extrajudicial killings.
Mireille Durocher Bertin was a popular Haitian lawyer in the 1990s for her human rights advocacies and her active protest against the reinstatement of Aristide as Haiti’s President, as pushed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the U.S. government. She was a well-known outspoken critic of the former president and his government, being a member of the right wing of the then divided Haitian society.
On the 28th of March, 1995, in broad daylight, Mireille Durocher Bertin was shot dead while in a white Subaru with her driver by several gunmen who were in a red Mitsubishi jeep who surrounded Bertin’s car and were shooting from both sides, after a visit to the U.S. military’s Camp Democracy headquarters in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. She was pregnant and had four young children. The people behind the lawyer’s killing were Aristide and his men, but have never been prosecuted, up until now.
Despite his support for Aristide, Bill Clinton immediately ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct an investigation on the murder of Mireille Durocher Bertin. Last November, FBI information regarding the people behind the killing was released. The list involved twelve individuals who were high officials during Aristide’s presidency.
We know who the intellectual authors of this crime are. ARISTIDE AND PREVAL.
Unfortunately, no one has been willing to press for justice, not even Mireille’s family.
As an Irishman, I cannot understand this attitude. If this happened to a member of my7 family, I would have a “blood debt” to be settled and I would have eliminated those responsible, some time ago.
I know the family and was always surprised that no one really made an issue of the murder, not even her husband.
Having said all of this, now is the time to settle this crime. Aristide, Preval, Beaubrun, Pierre Lubin, Joseph Medard, and a cast of dozens, should face justice.
The F.B.I. would share its files on who they believe are guilty. They carried out some extensive investigations before they were blocked by Aristide.
I am not optimistic