Monday, April 11, 2005
Haitian police have killed a prominent rebel leader in a suburb of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Ravix Remissainthe was one of the key figures in a three-week uprising that ousted former President Jean-Bernard Aristide, who fled Haiti last year.
Ravix was wanted by police in connection with the murder of four officers in February and several other attacks on police stations.
Rival armed gangs are still out of control in the violence-ridden country.
UN civilian police spokesman Dan Moskaluk, confirmed the death of the self-styled leader former Haitian military personnel and described it as the "elimination of a threat" to UN personnel and Haitian police.