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Update: Killer of Rooldine Lindor Sentenced to 20 Years in prison

UPDATE April 2, 2012: Dominican authorities sentenced the two people charged in the murder of the Haitian Student Rooldine Lindor who was raped and killed on July 12, 2011. The principal offender Eddy Mendoza Ramos was sentenced to spend 20 years in prison, while his accomplice was sentenced to five years.

We would like to take the opportunity to THANK EVERYONE who signed Rooldine Lindor's petition on change.org. You made a difference!!

NEWS LINK: http://tinyurl.com/6ltywgy

MISE À JOUR Avril 2 2012: La justice dominicaine a condamné ce lundi les assassins de l’étudiante haïtienne Rooldine Lindor violée puis tuée le 12 juillet 2011. L’auteur principal du crime Eddy Mendoza Ramos est condamné à passer 20 ans de prison ferme, tandis que son complice a écopé de 5 ans (HPN).

Nous profitons de l'occasion pour remercier tous ceux qui ont signé la pétition Rooldine Lindor sur change.org. Vous avez fait une différence!

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**We are going to keep this petition opened until July 12, 2012 which marks the one year anniversary of the murder. Please sign this petition if you haven't done so to DEMAND BETTER TREATMENT FOR HAITIANS LIVING IN THE DOMINICAN REPLUBLIC**

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." ~ Elie Wiesel

On July 12, 2011, 20 year old Haitian college student, Rooldine Lindor was raped and murdered in Dominican Republic.

It has been reported she was looking for an apartment when her assailants, posing as housing agents, robbed, assaulted and ultimately murdered her.

Rooldine was a student at "Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago" (UTESA) majoring in computer science. On July 14, 2011 Dominican police arrested four suspects for the murder.

We Demand JUSTICE for Rooldine Lindor!! We ask for better living conditions for Haitian citizens living in Dominican Republic.
We ask Haitian and Dominican authorites to form an organization to assist and provide security for the Haitian students in Dominican Republic.

Please note: The petition letter is being sent via email to the people listed below every time someone signs the petition:

Radhamés Jiménez (office of the Attorney General-Dominican Republic)
M. Ruben Silié(office of the Ambassador of Domincan Republic to Haiti)
Leonel Fernández (office of the president of Dominican Republic)
Michel Joseph Martelly (Communication office of the President of Haiti)
Mr. Edwin Paraison (office of MHAVE)
Mr. Fritz Cinéas(office of the Ambassador of Haiti to the Dominican Republic)

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Rest In Peace our beloved Rooldine Lindor!! Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

Thank you very much for supporting this movement!

For more information please email us: justiceforrooldinelindor@gmail.com


Vesyon [Kreyol Ayisyen]

Rooldine Lindor te ansasinen en Repiblik Dominikèn 12 jiyè dènye apre yo te vyole l. Moun ki fe zak sa yo se dominiken ki te swa dizan tap ede l jwen yon kay pou li rete. Yo pran 18 000 pesos nan men li pou te peye apatman an.

Aje 20 an, Rooldine te ap etidye syans enfòmatik nan "Universidad Tecnologica Santiago" (UTESA). Le 14 jiyè otorite Dominken yo di ke yo te arete moun ki reponsab zak sa a.

Nou mande jistis pou Rooldine Lindor!!
Nou mande pou otorite responsab yo bati inivesite an Ayiti pou jen yo pa bezyen ale lot bo dlo pou etidye.
Nou mande inivesite nan tout rak kwen peyi ya.
Nou mande sekirite pou etidyan yo Sen Domeng.
Nou mande pou prezidan Martelly travay avek prezidan Fernandez epi pou yo mete sou pye yon oganizasyon pou oriante ak ede etidyan yo nan Sen Domeng.
Nou mande bon jan kondisyon de vi pou pep nou an kap viv Sen Domeng.

Nou mande JISTIS pou Rooldine Lindor!!

Ke nanm ou repoze an pe se Rooldine Lindor. Nou pap janm bliye w.
Nou vle swete kondoleyans ak tout fanmi ak tout zanmi Rooldine yo.
Nap kontinye priye pou nou.

Tanpri Siyen petisyon sa a jodia epi pataje li ak fanmi ak zanmi w. Voye li bay zanmi w sou facebook/twitter.

**Tanpri itilize bon non ou le wap siyen petisyon sa a! Ou pa bezyen pe bay ki kote ou rete paske enfomasyon sa a ap rete konfidansyel epi nou pap pataje li avek lot moun
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NOU BEZYEN ED OU POU NOU KA JWEN 1 MILLION SIYATI. WI NOU VLE VOYE YON MESAJ FO BAY OTORITE AYISYEN AK DOMINIKEN YO!! TANPRI PATAJE PETISYON SA A AVEK FANMI AK ZANMI OU YO!!

Mesi anpil paske ou sipote mouvman sa a!!

Pou plis enfomasyon email nou: justiceforrooldinelindor@gmail.com

Letter to
Ambassadeur d' Haiti en Republique Dominicaine Mr. Fritz Cinéas
Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti M. Ruben Silié Valdez
Ministerio Público Radhamés Jiménez
and 3 others
Presidente de la Republica Dominicana Leonel Fernández
President de la Republique d'Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly
Ministre des Haïtiens Vivant à l'Étranger Mr. Edwin Paraison
El Señor Rubén Silié, El Señor Fritz Cineas, El Señor Radhamés Jiménez, Presidente Leonel Fernández, Presidente Joseph Michel Martelly y El Sr. Edwin Paraison:


Me dirijo hoy a buscar justicia para Rooldine Lindor. Este crimen no debe quedar impune.

12 de Julio de 2011 20 años de edad, estudiante universitario Haitiana Rooldine Lindor fue violada y asesinada, mientras que etaba en la búsqueda de un apartamento en la República Dominicana.

Les pido que Dominicana y funcionarios del gobierno Haitiano trabajar juntos para asegurar este tipo de delitos no ocurran a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de Haití de nuevo.

Les pido que crean una organización para ayudar y dar seguridad a los estudiantes Haitianos en República Dominicana.

También estoy pidiendo mejores condiciones de vida para los ciudadanos Haitianos en República Dominicana. Ellos merecen ser tratados como seres humanos.

Muchas gracias por su atención.


Atentamente,



M. Ruben Sile, M. Fritz Cineas, M. Radhames Jimenez, M. le President Leonel Fernandez, M. le President Michel Joseph Martelly, M. Edwin Paraison:


Je vous ecris aujourd'hui pour demander justice pour Rooldine Lindor, ce crime ne doit pas rester impuni.

Le 12 juillet 2011, Rooldine Lindor une jeune etudiante haitienne a ete violee et lachement assassinee en cherchant un appartement en Republique Dominicaine.

Je demande aux autorites haitiennes et dominicaines de travailler de concert afin que toute la lumiere soit faite et que les coupables soient punis comme ca doit etre. Et aussi s'assurer que ces types de crimes ne se reproduiront plus sur nos freres et soeurs haitiens.

Je vous demande aussi de former une organisation afin d'aider et d'assurer la securite des etudiants haitiens vivant en republique voisine. Et aussi veiller a ce que tous nos compatriotes vivant en Republique Dominicaine aient une meilleure condition de vie.

Ils meritent d'etre traites comme des etres humains.

Merci beaucoup pour votre attention.


Cordialement,



Mr. Ruben Silié, Mr. Fritz Cinéas, Mr. Radhamés Jiménez, President Leonel Fernández, President Michel Joseph Martelly and Mr. Edwin Paraison:


I am writing today to seek justice for Rooldine Lindor. This crime must not go unpunished.

On July 12, 2011, 20 year old Haitian college student Rooldine Lindor was raped and murdered while seeking an apartment in Dominican Republic.

I ask that Dominican and Haitian government officials work together to ensure these types of crimes never happen to our Haitian brothers and sisters again.

I ask that you create an organization to assist and provide security for Haitian students in Dominican Republic.

I am also asking for better living conditions for Haitian citizens in Dominican Republic.

They deserve to be treated like human beings.

Thank you very much for your attention.


Sincerely,