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Haiti: Two journalists burned alive by gang

The source said the Ti Makak gang carried out the killings in the Petion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The motive and details of the attack remain unclear, the source said.

A third journalist managed to escape, the source added.

Haitian media outlet Radio Écoute FM confirmed that one of its journalists, John Wesley Amady, was killed in the attack while he was on assignment documenting the lack of security in the area.

In a statement to CNN Thursday, the outlet said Amady “was savagely shot and burned alive by armed bandits.”

“We condemn with the utmost rigor this criminal and barbaric act,” Radio Écoute FM said, calling it a “serious attack on the right to life.”

John Wesley Amady.

Radio Écoute FM has suspended operations until further notice “as a sign of solidarity with the family of the victim,” the statement said.

The attacks come against the backdrop of extreme violence and deteriorating…

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