|Correspond with us, including our executive editor, professor
Yves A. Isidor, via electronic mail:
|email@example.com; by way of a telephone: 617-852-7672.
|Want to send this page or a link to a
friend? Click on mail at the top of this window.
learnedly read, too; in part, of intellectual rigor
|Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007
|Swiss man kidnapped in troubled Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Three gunmen kidnapped a Swiss man from a community
southeast of the Haitian capital over the weekend, U.N. police said Monday.
Thomas Noreinne, whose age and profession were not immediately known, was seized from
an SUV in Petionville, a district near Port-au-Prince that is home to many foreigners and
diplomats, U.N. police spokesman Fred Blaze said.
Officials with the Swiss embassy in Port-au-Prince confirmed that a kidnapping took
place late Saturday but would not provide more details.
Kidnappings for ransom soared in Haiti after a 2004 uprising but have dropped sharply
since late last year, when President Rene Preval and U.N. peacekeepers launched a
crackdown on street gangs.
|Wehaitians.com, the scholarly journal of
democracy and human rights