One of the prominent LGBT campaigners in Haiti is dead

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Charlot Jeudy, the president of a leading LGBT+ rights groups, was found dead after years of death threats. Charlot Jeudy was found dead on November 25 at his own home in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. According to his friend Geraldine Clair Museau, who spoke to the Associated Press, the cause of the death is not known as the police refuse to reveal it. Human rights organization Outright said that they doubt that the death could be natural because Jeudy received anonymous death threats days before he died. “Even though the cause of death is yet unconfirmed, we fear it is part of a larger pattern of anti-LGBTIQ violence underway in Haiti, potentially focused on people visible within LGBTIQ organizations,” said Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, in a press release, asking the police to hold a transparent and reliable investigation as soon as possible.

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