Haiti: Moving forward towards accountability
Ronald Camille, linked to popular organisations supportive of Haiti's ruling party Fanmi Lavalas, was charged with killing activist Fritzner Jean outside the Parliament building on 10 September 2001. He has also been implicated in threats against human rights defenders and perceived Fanmi Lavalas opponents.
'Police and justice officials now require continued support if full and impartial justice is to be achieved in this case,' Amnesty International said, following reports that supporters of Ronald Camille have been staging violent demonstrations in Port au Prince, and have threatened more violence if he is not released. A court appearance scheduled for Tuesday 26 March was postponed due to these threats.
'The Haitian authorities must ensure that politically motivated threats and violence are not tolerated and that party activists responsible for them are held to account,' the organisation added.