Citizens are preparing to organize a peaceful march this Sunday to demand the release of Pierre Louis Opont, co-owner of the television network Pluriel, who has been held captive for over 20 days. This initiative is led by SOS Journalistes, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of journalists, and aims to express unwavering solidarity with the hostage and his family.
Joseph Guyler C. Delva, Secretary-General of SOS Journalistes, stated that this peaceful march was a cry of solidarity for Pierre Louis Opont and his family. He emphasized the importance of protecting journalists and ensuring their freedom of expression, as they play a crucial role in society by providing objective information and exercising their duty to hold public authorities accountable.
The captivity of Pierre Louis Opont has sparked outrage among the journalistic community and human rights defenders.
Sunday’s peaceful march is a call to action for the Haitian authorities to take immediate steps to secure the release of Pierre Louis Opont. The organizers of the march also hope that this event will draw international attention to the precarious situation of journalists in Haiti and the need for concerted action to ensure their protection.
Journalists, representatives of civil society, and engaged citizens are expected to attend the march in Pétion-Ville in large numbers. They will gather to express their support for Pierre Louis Opont and to demand that the Haitian authorities do everything possible to ensure his safe release.