List of Lame Timanchet Suspects on August, 2006 after 2nd
Gran Ravine Massacre

Ezili DantÚ Witness Project

Esterne Bruner Assassinated, Sept. 21, 2006 - Lame Timanchèt suspected

Note From Haitian attorney Evel Fanfan/AUMOHD to HLLN on Esterne Bruner, Sept. 22, 2006

HLLN Letter urging UN to Protect
civilians and human right
workers in Gran Ravine/Martissant


HLLN on Massacre II - Lame Timanchèt kills in Gran Ravine Again on July 7, 2006

AUMOHD's Preliminary Report on July 7, 2006 Gran Ravine Massacre II

HLLN on Massacre I: Ezili Danto Witness Project on SOCCER GAME MASSACRE, AUGUST 25, 2006
Radio Commentary on the Soccer Match Massacre and UN complicity in the Gran Ravine Killings | August 23, 2006

Amnesty International on Killing of Esterne Bruner

AUMOHD's Gran Ravine Massacre I: 5000 Soccer Fan Witness Machete murders by Haitian Police and Lame Timanchet,
August 25, 2005

Both Lame Timanchèt and UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits": The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andresol by Èzili Dantò, Haitian Perspectives, July 21, 2006


Gang Killings May be Political

Another Illegal Arms Shipment


Civil Servants Protest Lay Offs
by AHP July 10, 2006


Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen:You Are Not Alone!

Turning Haiti into a Penal colony








Another Gran Ravin massacre
- Listen to original Kreyol audio

Ezili Dantò Witness Project,

July 12, 2006

Lame Timanchèt: The DDR Fiasco,
Ezili Danto Witness Project, July 19, 2006 (Matisan Video Clips - Clip 1 begging forgiveness, Clip2 - March 19, 2006 interview with Sason; Clip3 - Peace between Gran Ravine activists and the police would turn false as police-created Lame Timanchèt would 3-months later attack the Gran Ravine community, again


Minustha Actions

(Listen to Kreyòl Audio)


Gonaive turmoil

(Listen to Kreyol Audio)

Lame Timanchet kills again in Martissant: 8 murdered and contless wounded and injured, AHP, Sept. 27, 2006



Ale tande rapò a an Kreyol: Zam elegal pou mesye koudeta yo ki dekouvri lan ladwan





List of Names of Lame Timanchèt Gran Ravine Assassins
Ezili Dantò Witness Project
, August, 2006

List of names of Lame Timanchèt Gran Ravine assassins (backed by Ezili Danto video testimony of the victims.):

Lame Timanchèt members/suspects, include:

1. Roody Kernizan
2. Larame Frantz
3. Jean Jean
4. Roland Toussaint
5. Ti Machaulaute
6. Ti Eliphète (alias "Rezdon")
7. Chrisla Chery
8. Junior (alias, "Apais Pan-m")
9. Choupite ainsi connu
10. Cliford ainsi connu
11. Kin Manni
12. Sony Ainsi Connu
13. Nesly Ainsi Connu
14. Papaiasche Beloni ("Houlingan")
15. Samiel - alias "Cafe Anmer"
16. Emmanuel (alias "Gros Manno")
17. Mirth ainsi connu
18. Bout Black (Nèg "Nam Larochel")
19. Guitho Ainsi Connu
20. Ti Patrick (alias "Sòwè")
21. Yves Renald
22. Brichener Etienne (Policier DCPJ)
23. Daniel Baptiste
24. Ti Joèe Ainsi Connu
25. Tias (alias "Tchaly")
26. Zòrey (Alias "ZZ")
27. Salnaves (alias "Sadam Housen")
28.Ti Casimir (alias "danger")
29. Carlos Charles (alias "Carrefou")
30. Milot (alias "Tete Basè")
31. Bernard (alias "Toupack")
32. Ti Claudy (alias "Chef Ti Bwa")
33. Kino ainsi connu


Ezili Dantò's Note:

Esterne Bruner, the Community Coordinator for the Gran Ravine Human Rights
Council was assassinated | A few months ago, in a video testimony from Haiti
and on Haitian radio, Mr. Bruner named the Machete Army gang members
responsible for the two Gran Ravine Massacres. According to his family, these
same forces murdered Mr. Burner today right after leaving the offices of
AUMOHD, where he was seeking human rights help and legal counsel for the
victims of the Machete Army

Lame Timanchet Strikes Again: Suspected in assassination of Gran Ravine Community leader, Esterne Bruner, Sept. 21, 2006

Haitian Attorney Evel Fanfan and AUMOHD make up a small group of committed young lawyers and University students in Haiti doing defense and advocacy work for the poor in the disinherited neighborhoods that no one else is doing. HLLN supports, encourages and promotes AUMOHD’s human rights and legal work in Haiti.

It is with sadness we report that Esterne Bruner, Coordinator of the Grand Ravine Community Human Rights Council, was assassinated this day, Sept. 21, 2006.

Yesterday, September 20, 2006, Mr. Bruner was at the AUMOHD’S office in a meeting organized by AUMODH and the Gran Ravine victims to ask the Preval government for help in apprehending the men responsible for the July 7th Gran Ravine massacre and, more particularly, for financial help to the families for the burial of more than 10 victims, whose dead, decomposing bodies still remain in the city morgue since the July 7, 2006 massacre. The families are both too poor to bury their dead and some, are too afraid to go pick up, without police escort and protection, the corpse for fear of reprisal from Lame Timanchet. It is well known in Haiti that Lame Timanchet is protected by the coup d'etat Haitian police.

We know that Mr. Bruner took the responsibility for one six-year little girl named Widnise JOCELYN who was made an orphan because of the July 7, 2006 civilian massacre at Gran Ravine, Haiti. Both of little Widnise JOCELYN’s parents were assassinated, when in the dead of night, Lame Timanchèt broke the peace that had reigned in Haiti since the Renee Preval election by slaughtering more than 30 folks in Gran Ravine and burning more than 250 houses to the ground. Mr. Bruner, who rose up to lead the communities demand for help, protection and justice, asked for help to support little six-year old Widnise JOCELYN.

He sent HLLN a video of the little girl telling her sad story, how her parents were assassinated.

Also, in this taped video interview, for the Ezili Danto Witness Project, Mr. Esterne Bruner, read off the names of the suspected perpetrators of both the Gran Ravine massacres. This list of suspects who have waged war, terrorizing and slaughtering the civilian population in Grand Ravine was also furnished to the UN, the Haitian police and the Preval government authorities. Mr. Bruner sought help for his community. He and his family took in and tried to place with other families the children who had been orphaned by the first Grand Ravine massacre in August of 2005 and then the second Grand Ravine massacre that left over 30 Haitian civilians dead and more than 250 people homeless, their homes burnt to the ground.

Countless times, over the last two years, since the first Gran Ravine soccer massacre at an OIM/USAID-sponsored “Summer Camp for Peace” soccer game Mr. Bruner and the other Gran Ravine victims would express how absolutely intolerable Lame Timanchet's persecution was. The fifteen police officers who were arrested and put in prison for the first Gran Ravine massacre were subsequently released. Then again, these same folks went back and conducted another massacre in Gran Ravine on almost the anniversary of the first one. Often the victims would tell HLLN "it’s happening right in front of the UN, the Haitian police and government officials who have been give our complaints and statements about those responsible. Where are the UN and Haitian police as Lame Ti Manchet continues to kill innocent Haitians? Why are the 30 arrest warrants, issued after the second massacre, for the arrest of Lame Timanchet gang not been prosecuted?" (See, Both Lame Timanchèt and UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits": The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andresol by »zili DantÚ, Haitian Perspectives, July 21, 2006)

Today, September 21, 2006 Mr. Esterne Bruner went to the offices of AUMOHD to fill out identification papers for little Widnise JOCELYN so that she could be enrolled in school. On his way back from AUMOHD’s offices, Mr. Esterne Bruner was assassinated. All the documents he had in his possession, including his cell phone were taken.

"Were do we go from here?" This is the question that Haitian lawyer, Evel Fanfan, who heads AUMOHD asked HLLN today? "Bruner was assassinated after leaving AUMOHD’s office?"

Evel’s demoralized voice was just so full of pain.

Folks, over the years we’ve lived through much pain with the people of Haiti. One never really becomes used to it. It’s always as new and shocking as the thrust of a hot bayonet exploding in your brain and body. And the families and victims of the Gran Ravine massacres are asking "What is the new Preval government doing?" Today as I spoke to Evel Fanfan of AUMOHD, he said to me, "Do you know that Lame Timanchet members are all well known by the authorities. They taunt the victims with their police protection and invincibility to prosecution. Just recently members of Lame Timanchet actually DEMONSTRATED in front of the National Palace! No one arrested them. No UN troops stopped them. These killers are targeting and destroying all those, like Esterne Bruner, who are capable and with initiative and speaking out for their besieged communities with complete impunity."

What can be done?

HLLN promised to make sure 6-year old Widnise JOCELYN has a place to live and goes to school. We committed to continue to stand with Haitian lawyer Evel Fanfan of AUMOHD and the disinherited folks of Gran Ravine through these most horrid of times.

Below, in memory of Mr. Bruner, we bring you again the names he outlined for the Ezili Danto Witness Project, in video testimony, before his assassination, of the members of Lame Timanchet. We publicly ask, once again, when will Claudy Gassant, Mario Andresol, Michael Lucius and others charged with law and order duties in Haiti stop protecting and therefore being complicit with these coup d'etat killers roaming free in Haiti??? Mr. Bruner deserved more than this.

We send our condolences to Mr. Bruner family, friends and the people of Gran Ravine suffering so viciously and endlessly without any help or support from the newly elected Preval Government.

We urge anyone who can to send some financial help for Mr. Bruner's burial and to Evel Fanfan/AUMOHD DWA MOUN, who has been working closely with Mr. Bruner, his family and community to have more resources to take legal action against the assassins that killed Mr. Bruner and the peoples of Gran Ravine in two massacres - on August, 2005 and on July 7, 2006.

Below is the list of men, Mr. Bruner provided the Ezili Danto Witness Project, in a taped interview a few months ago. At that time, to protect his identity, we did not release the video or the source from which Ezili Danto was given these names.

There is no doubt, from the folks we spoke to today, that these same forces took Mr. Bruner's life today. It seems so meager, so powerless to continue asking for justice for simple folks in Haiti like Mr. Bruner - who indeed was a respected community leader in Gran Ravine and a loving father of six children and countless homeless Gran Ravine orphans and victims.

There can be no stability and peace in Haiti without justice. Mr. Bruner believed so hard in the new government. He believed that if he went on the radio, on video, and if he got the international community and the Preval government, at large, the names of those who were terrorizing his Gran Ravine community, the killings would stop. He risked his life to get this information out. He died because of this.

On his behalf, HLLN did published the names he gave us and did sent them to the authorities in Haiti. And, yet, Mr. Bruner was afforded no protection. His community is still vulnerable to the terrors and sadistic whims of Lame Timanchet.

Demand a stop to the killings, displacement and terrors occurring in the Gran Ravine community. You may use this petition if you'd like to send letters to the appropriate authorities:The people of Grand Ravine need justice, protection and financial assistance to help with the burial of folks still in the morgue since July 7, 2006. Mr. Bruner’s family needs help to survive now that he has given his life in the cause of helping others in his community.

Help in this work by sending a donation to HLLN/AUMOHD. Thank you.

Send us an e-mail that it is for AUMOHD/Gran Ravine Work at erzilidanto@yahoo.com, with a cc to Evel Fanfan at fanfanmel@yahoo.fr. Those who want to help the orphans of the Gran Ravine massacre, little girls like six-year old Widnise JOCELYN, note that in your donation check or e-mail if you’re contributing on-line.

To make on-line donations, go to: http://www.margueritelaurent.com/donate/donate.html

Èzili Dantò
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
September 21, 2006

Note from Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner (Kreyòl with English translation) - some additional information on the killing of Bruner | Please support Evel Fanfan/AUMOHD's work with the victims of Gran Ravine massacre

Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner

(Note: I wrote the piece on Bruner before I read this new e-mail from
Attorney Evel Fanfan in Haiti. The little orphan girl's name that Bruner took
in, is "Widnise JOCELYN," not "Widnise Pierre."
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-09/msg00005.html )

There's some other important info on Bruner in this latest correspondence
from "Evel Fanfan to HLLN on Bruner," so we send this as an addendum to our
last email. Here's a quick English approximation of Evel's latest
correspondence written in Kreyòl:

Evel writes (see Kreyòl original below) that Bruner was a victim of the Gran
Ravine massacre and the defacto Boniface/Latortue regime, twice. His house
was burned during the first August, 2005 massacre and then burned down again
during the second. He had a little store, that was also destroyed. He was
shot in the arm during the July 2006 Gran Ravine massacre. But he never got
discouraged, never stop demanding justice and restitution for the Gran Ravine
victims, never stop protesting the treatment given the victims by the

Last Monday, Bruner, gave a press conference where he denounced MINUSTHA (UN
troops in Haiti) for confiscating the local school at Gran Ravin making it
its military base!

On Wednesday of this week, Bruner was in AUMOHD's office for a meeting on
those victims still in the morgue. Again today, (September 21, 2006) he was
in AUMOHD's office to fill out officials papers the Mayor of Port au Prince
and the General Hospital gave as authorization so Bruner, with AUMOHD's help
could go claim the bodies of the Gran Ravine victims still at the morgue
without having to pay the huge amount of money these authorities where asking
the families to pay in order to claim their dead ones for funerals. It was
not long after he left AUMOHD's office and was on his way home that Lame
Timanchet assassinated Bruner.


The Preval/Alexis government must take responsibility and be accountable as
necessary on this dossier. Evel"

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 05:30:46 +0200 (CEST)
From: "evel fanfan" <fanfanmel@yahoo.fr>

Subject: Regarding Bruner ESTERNE
To: "zili danto" <erzilidanto@yahoo.com>


Bruner se you viktim 1e massak group defakto Boniface / Latortue a te fè ak
lapolis ak Lame Timanchèt jou ki te 21 Aout 2005. Kay te boule ak tout sa l
te gengnen ak ti Boutik li te gengnen. Li te toujou vle jistis pou viktim yo.
Nan Mwa Jye ki sot pase la li te viktim anko anba bal group Lame Timanchèt,
li te pran you bal nan bra e li pal janm dekouraje pou koutinye mande justis
ak reparasyon pou viktim ak moun Gran Ravin.

7 Jye lame timanchet boule kay li anko ak tout sa te gengnen anko. Li te
toujou la nan konferans de press, nan manifestasyon pou mande justis ak
reparasyon pou viktim yo.

Li te sel moun ki te dako pou pran Widnise JOCELYN ki te pedi manman'l papa'l
matant li ak you sel nan massak 7 Jye ki sot pase la. Juj Amboise te ba li
you papye kom TUTEUR Widnise sa vle di devan se li ki te gen responsabilite
sa'a kom papa widnise malgre li menm li gen 5 pitit sou bra'l.

Lundi pase li te bay you konferens de press pou denonse MINUSTAH ki pran
lokal Lyse Gran Ravin kom baz.

Yè, mecredi li te nan buwo AUMOHD pou you reunion sou preparasyon moun ki nan
Mog yo. Jodi a anko li te nan biwo AUMOHD pou jwen papye ak AUMOHD te mande
Mairie de port au prince ak Lopital General ba nou kom otorizasyon pou pran
ko yo san peye gwo lajan yo tap mande paran yo. Se lel soti nan biwo AUMOHD
li ta parle lakay li group lame timanchet assasine'l
AUMOHD di sa se trop ato!

Fok preval ak Alexis pran responsabilite yo kom sa dwa nan dosye sa'a.

Contact Evel Fanfan directly at:


Ou directement à Me. Evel FANFAN,


Source: Amnesty International (AI)
Date: 28 Sep 2006

Haiti: Activist's killing shows need for disarmament programme

Bruner Esterne, President of the Grand Ravine Community Council for Human Rights, was killed by unknown individuals on 21 September 2006.

The 38-year-old activist was an eyewitness of a massacre which took place on 20 August 2005 in the Port-au-Prince's neighbourhood of Martissant, in which at least 20 people were killed and many others were injured. The massacre was allegedly perpetrated by members of the armed gang "Little Machete Army" backed by rogue police officers.

"Bruner is Haiti's latest victim of a culture of gun violence. His death demonstrates the urgent need for the government to implement a broad disarmament program," said Kerrie Howard, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Americas Programme.

Amnesty International calls on the Haitian authorities to take the necessary measures to investigate the killing of Bruner Esterne and to bring his killers and the perpetrators of the Grand Ravine and Martissant massacres to justice.

"Gun violence is taking thousands of lives across Haiti. It is time for the Haitian authorities to deal with the issue more effectively," said Kerrie Howard.

Background Information
On 20 August 2005 police officers and members of the Little Machete Army reportedly interrupted a football match at Ste-Bernadette Park in the Martissant neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince allegedly looking for 'bandits" and killed more than 20 and injured several others. During the 21 August attacks carried out in Grand Ravine by the same armed gang, Bruner Esterne's house, amongst dozens, was pillaged and set on fire.

At least five police officers allegedly involved in the stadium killings were placed in custody but were released on obscure grounds by the judge handling the case.

On 6 July 2006, the Little Army Machete attacked again the Grand Ravine neighbourhood and killed 21 persons, including women and children and torched hundreds of homes.


AHP 27 septembre 2006 12:10 PM

8 morts et et plusieurs blesssés: l'armée "ti manchèt" fait de nouvelles victimes dans le quartier de Martissant

Port-au-Prince, 27 septembre 2006 &endash;(AHP)&endash; Au moins 8 persones ont été assassinées au cours de ces 3 derniers jours dans la localité de Délouis (sud de la capitale) par un gang armé connu sous le nom de l'armée "Ti manchèt" (petites machettes).

L'armée Ti manchèt dont les premiers forfaits remontent à juin 2004 sous le régime intérimaire de Gérad latortue, est responsable de nombreux massacres dans les quartiers populaires de la capitale, dont celui d'août 2004 qui a fait plus d'une dizaine de morts dans la localité de Grand'ravine au cours d'un match de football sponsorisé par la USAID.

Le député de la 3ème circonscription de Port-au-Prince, Jean Clédor Myril, invite les autorités policières à assumer leurs responsabilités pour empêcher les bandits de continuer à tuer, voler et et incendier.

Un jeune militant de droits humains qui enquêtait sur les exactions de l''armée Ti manchèt a éte assassiné jeudi par des membres de ce gang

Père de 6 enfants, Esterne Bruner a été attaqué alors qu'il revenait d'une réunion avec les responsables d'une organisation de droits humains luttant aux côtés des victimes de Grand'ravine, l'Association des Universitaires Motivés pour une Haïti de Droit ( AUMOHD)

La plupart des membres de l'armée Ti manchèt (policiers et attachés) arrêtés dans le cadre du massacre d'août 2004, ont tous eté remis en liberté par le gouvernement intérimaire avant de quitter le pouvoir.

De nombreux habitants de la zone réclament de la MINUSTAH et de la PNH qu'elles mettent la main au collets de ces bandits si elles veulent que la paix revienne.
AHP 27 septembre 2006 1:10 PM


HLLN Letter urging UN to Protect civilians and human right workers in Gran Ravine/Martissant

Dear Sirs,

It is simply reprehensible that the UN, after more than two years, is not able yet to grant even the minimum protection of human rights in the poor neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince.

I refer to the massacre in Gran Ravine and to the cowardly killing of Mr. Bruner Esterne, a respectful and very courageous man who only asked justice for his community, peacefully and respecting the law.

Before he was assassinated, Esterne Bruner begged the UN soldiers and officials for help to stop the Lame Timanchet terrorists. He even provided UN officials with the names of the Lame Timanchet killers who were terrorizing his neighborhood, had twice burnt down his home, shot him in the arm and were responsible for displacing 300 Haitians from their homes on July 7, 2006. (See Names of Lame Timanchet relayed to the Ezili Danto Witness Project by Esterne Bruner before he was assassinated http://www.margueritelaurent.com/campaigns/
campaignone/testimonies/names.html#lametimanchet )

The UN was in Gran Ravine but did nothing to help and protect him, no money to help, no safety.

Why doesn't the UN Human Rights Office support and protect the communities in Haiti that work peacefully to obtain justice?

Now there is another person in serious danger, Lawyer Evel Fanfan, President of the association AUMOHD.

Attorney Evel Fanfan has courageously taken on the task of speaking for that poor community, and he has never wavered from that duty, even at the risk of his own life.

You have taken on the task to “protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence” and to “support Haitian human rights groups in their efforts to promote and protect human rights” and “to ensure individual accountability for human rights abuses and redress for victims”, and now it is your duty to protect Mr. Fanfan and the entire Gran Ravine community.

You'll have to explain to the international community your behavior. In the last four days in Haiti, at least 8 more Haitian civilians were assassinated and countless others wounded and injured by Lame Timanchet murderers. (See below APH, Sept. 27, 2006 AHP article http://www.margueritelaurent.com/campaigns/campaignone/

It will be your responsibility should anything happen to Mr. Evel Fanfan, AUMOHD and the other Haitian human rights workers bringing assisstance to a Gran Ravine community under seige and without protection from UN soldiers paid handsomely to protect and disarm murderers such as Lame Timanchet in Haiti.


Èzili Dantò
Founder and President
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
New York, New York
September 29, 2006
Recomemded Links:

- Amnesty International on the murder of Esterne Bruner: “Haiti: Activist’s killing shows need for disarmament programme”, Sept. 26, 2006

- Names of Lame Timanchet killers relayed to the Ezili Danto Witness Project by Esterne Bruner before he was assassinated


- Lame timanchet kills again: 8 morts et et plusieurs blesssés: l'armée "ti manchèt" fait de nouvelles victimes dans le quartier de Martissant | AHP, Sept. 27, 2006

- Both Lame Timanchèt and UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits": The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andreso, July 21, 2006


Another Gran Ravine Massacre -Listen to original Kreyol audio

Lame Timanchèt: The DDR Fiasco,
Ezili Danto Witness Project, July 19, 2006 (Matisan Video Clips - Clip 1 begging forgiveness, Clip2 - March 19, 2006 interview with Sason; Clip3 - Peace between Gran Ravine activists and the police would turn false as police-created Lame Timanchèt would 3-months later attack the Gran Ravine community, again



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Dessalines Is Rising!!
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