The first kidnapping in Haiti: american ambassador Clinton Knox, under Jean-Claude Duvalier

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The kidnapping of Ambassador Knox and Consul Christensen was considered the first kidnapping in Haiti. The dictatorial Duvalier regime gave in and accepted to negotiate with the kidnappers Lire l’article en français On January 23, 1973, about two years after the death of dictator François Duvalier, an intervention like no other was carried out in Haiti. This time, it was not a violent intervention by tontons macoutes on citizens haunted by the fear of imprisonment, torture, or death but rather by political activists seeking the liberation of political prisoners. The American Ambassador at the time, Clinton Knox and the American […]

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