Seide Michelet, 33, a third-year computer science student at the private university Inuqua (Quisqueya-America University Institute) was killed by Minustah (UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti) blue helmets on the road to the airport on Wednesday 13 July.
Several hundred students on Tuesday, July 19, staged a demonstration on O Street (central Port-au-Prince) on the eve of his funeral in protest at his death.
According to the victim’s sister, Seide Michelet, who worked for the humanitarian organization Food For The Poor, was driving a company pick-up when he was killed by a bullet to the head by Minustah soldiers, who opened fire on him in order to stop his vehicle as part of a search operation on the road to the airport.
“They fired at the vehicle’s bonnet and in Seide’s direction. That’s how the pick-up flipped over and hit a woman, who died from her injuries”, said Inuqua student Georges Eugene.
“Seven days after his murder no explanation has been given to his family, either by Minustah or the Haitian police”, the victim’s sister, Ginou Seide, said.