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Haiti: Calls Mount For Gang To Release Slain Officers’ Bodies To Their Families

Fantom 509, a group of masked police officers and ex-officers, said gang members in Village de Dieu have 24 hours to hand over the bodies of the police officers killed to their families. 

“If they don’t give us the bodies of the police officers we’re going to burn down this country,” a Fantom 509 member told reporters during a demonstration in Port-au-Prince. “God forbid if they don’t give us the bodies after 24 hours. We will go after them.”

Journalists Luckner Desir and Guerrier Henri also called on the government to retrieve the fallen officers’ bodies, during a radio program.

Izo, head of the Village de Dieu gang, said in a widespread voice recording that he has held a funeral for the police officers and that he chose to keep the bodies for mystical reasons.

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