Haiti: Armed gang kidnaps Catholic priests and nuns

Haiti: Armed gang kidnaps Catholic priests and nuns

In Haiti Five Catholic clergy and two nuns are kidnapped by a gang. A spokesman for Haiti’s bishops’ conference said the pastor was kidnapped in Croix-des-Bouquets Parish. They really wanted to participate in the appointment of a new pastor. A priest and a nun are French.

According to media reports, the kidnappers are seeking a ransom of one million dollars, which is equivalent to about 840,000 euros. AFP news agency reports that police suspect an armed gang called “400 Mavozo” behind the kidnapping. Newspaper too “Le Nouvelist” Wrote that members of this gang were responsible for the crime.

In recent months, the demand for kidnapping and ransom in Haiti has increased. In March, the government declared a state of emergency in some areas of the capital and an area to restore “state authority” in gang-controlled areas.

Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries, is currently in a difficult situation political crisis. Recently there have been violent protests against President Juvanel Mosea, who has been accused of corruption and links to violent gangs.

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