Columbia University School of Journalism Class of 1969 to Preval:
We Insist Upon Justice in the Case of Jean Dominique
7 June 2000
On April 3 of this year the eyes of the world turned to Haiti.
On that that day, Jean Leopold Dominique, the husband of our friend and classmate, Michele Montas, was shot to death when he arrived at Radio Haiti Inter to host the 7 a.m. news program.
His death became a huge news story, covered by major media throughout the world, and caused an unprecedented outpouring of shock, anger and grief.
Yet more than two months later, Mr. Dominique’s killers remain at large.
There are no suspects in the case.
Mr. Dominique devoted a lifetime to speaking out passionately and courageously for Haiti, the country he so dearly loved.
For this he was murdered.
For this, his wife is in mourning, and thousands more of us, both in Haiti and the United States, still feel sadness, loss and a great sense of injustice.
We insist upon justice in the case of Jean Dominique.
We ask that your government commit whatever resources are necessary for Mr. Dominique’s murder to be fully investigated, and his killers brought to justice.
We have not forgotten Mr. Dominique’s murder.
We will never forget his murder.
Our thoughts and support continue to go out to our friend and classmate, Ms. Montas.
Our eyes remain steadfastly on Haiti.
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