UN Peacekeepers convicted of sexually assaulting Haitian boy

first_img Tweet Share InternationalNewsPrintRegional UN Peacekeepers convicted of sexually assaulting Haitian boy by: – March 13, 2012 9 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (CMC) – A Pakistani military tribunal has convicted two United Nations peacekeepers for raping a 14-year-old Haitian boy.UN spokeswoman Sylvie Van Den Wildenberg said judges from a Pakistani military tribunal came to Haiti to hold the trial that resulted in the conviction last week of the peacekeepers from pakistan. They were found guilty in the rape of the boy in the northern city of Gonaives on January 20.Haitian Justice Minister, Michel Brunache called the verdict for the two Pakistanis a “small” step in the right direction.“We expected more from the UN and the Pakistani government, but now we want to focus on the proper reparation that the victim deserves,” Brunache said, adding that the government had not been given prior knowledge of the visit of the tribunal members.The two unidentified soldiers were summarily discharged from the military and sentenced to a year behind bars in their homeland.“The UN was informed last week by the Pakistani officials about the verdict, but MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti) did not have any involvement in the military judicial process that was led by military judges from Pakistan,” she added.UN officials said it is the first time that members of the UN military on deployment in Haiti have been tried and sentenced within its borders.The UN peacekeeping mission has faced a growing image problem in Haiti, with some of its members accused of responsibility for introducing a deadly cholera epidemic in earthquake-stricken country in 2010.Several peacekeepers have also been accused of rape in cases that have fuelled public protests and demands that members of the UN force be stripped of their immunity and face trial in Haitian courts. Jamaica Observer Share Sharelast_img read more

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Rev. Howard Edward Wade

first_imgRev. Howard Edward Wade, age 64, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 11, 1953, in Madison, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Edward Norton and Dorothy Faye (Barnes) Wade. He was raised in Carrollton, Kentucky where he was a 1971 graduate of the Carrollton High School. Howard graduated in 1989 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Howard was united in marriage on August 25, 1972, at the Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, Kentucky, to Bonnie Ruth Skirvin and to this union arrived two daughters, April and Michelle and a son, Christopher to bless their home. Howard and Bonnie shared nearly 45 loving years of marriage together until his sudden passing. He was the Meat Manager for Parkview IGA in Carrollton, Kentucky, for 20 years. Howard served as Pastor of the Concord Community Church from 1987 to 1992. Howard served as Pastor for Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Greensburg, Indiana, from 1993 to 1995. He served as Pastor of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, from March 1995 to 2008. Howard served as Pastor for Baptist Temple in Logansport, Indiana for 6 1/2 years. He resided in the Logansport, Indiana community for several years while in the ministry and later moved back to the Vevay community that he always called “Home”. Howard served as Pastor for Cross Plains Baptist Church for 1 year and had been serving as Associate Pastor for the Spring Branch Baptist Church for the past year. He was a former member of the Vevay Lions Club since 1995. Howard was a former chaplain for the King’s Daughters’ Hospital and for Hospice of King’s Daughter’s in Madison, Indiana since 2003. Howard enjoyed pastoring worship services on Tuesday’s at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana. He also enjoyed collecting Route 66 memorabilia and lighthouses. He also enjoyed studying the origin of hymns and fishing, but most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31. Howard went to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.Rev. Howard Wade will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 45 years: Bonnie Ruth (Skirvin) Wade of Vevay, IN; his daughters: April Lynn Mullins and her companion: Gregory of Vevay, IN and Michelle Leigh Wade of Harrison, OH; his son: Christopher Howard Wade and his wife: Susan of Madison, IN; his granddaughter they raised: Jennifer Brown of Ghent, KY; his granddaughter: Brittany Michelle Brown of Logansport, IN; his grandson: Christian David Mullins of Vevay, IN; his great-grandchildren, Savannah Rose Pavy, Sarah Allen, Benjamin Allen, Danielle Allen and Lillyann Peltz; his brother: Rev. Robert “Bobby” Allen Wade and his wife: Pam of Bedford, KY; his sister: Sandra Jean Wagoner and her husband: Keith of Bedford, KY and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward Norton and Dorothy Faye (Barnes) Wade and his sister: Burnetta Faye Wade.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. Howard Wade Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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