Police brutality, 4 Die in protests in Dominican Republic
GlobalPost.com - A man died Wednesday after being shot twice in the head during protests in the northern Dominican Republic, bringing to four the number of fatalities during the clashes.

 

The latest person to lose his life is Wilson Daniel Camilo Escaño, who was shot in the municipality of San Francisco de Macoris, the scene on Tuesday of the confrontations.

His death comes after three other people died in the disturbances in the Ciruelitos and Navarrete sector in Santiago province.

Five people have been injured in the clashes and dozens arrested.

The families of the victims and grassroots groups are blaming the National Police for the deaths that have occurred during the protests, but the police have said only that they are investigating the incidents.

The protests were convened for 48 hours to pressure authorities to respond to a list of demands including building highways, aqueducts and sewage systems.

 

Dominican Republic announces probe of an ‘untouchable’ 

Arab-American businessman Mustafa Abu-Naba' is also under investigation

 

DominicanToday.com - The National District Office of the Prosecutor has frozen millions of pesos in bank accounts of former Public Works minister Víctor Díaz Rúa, as part of the investigation launched on various charges of fraud, money laundering and embezzlement filed against the former official.

Until Wednesday’s surprising development, many Dominicans considered Diaz Rua, together with beleaguered senator Felix Bautista “untouchables” by the country’s courts, given their close relationship with the powerful former president, Leonel Fernandez.

Quoted by listin.com.do, National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso said she proceeded to freeze Diaz’s accounts on an Instruction judge’s order. "The crimes under investigation are serious, as they’re sums in the millions of pesos obtained as a result of acts of corruption committed against Dominican taxpayers."

The Prosecutor also revealed that Arab-American businessman Mustafa Abu-Naba' is also under investigation, among others, in connection with various crimes in Diaz Rua’s case.

She said several people have been questioned as part of the investigation, and has requested an audit from the Accounts Chamber and information from various government agencies as well.

Reynoso added that as a career Prosecutor her commitment is with the law, “and those who’re convinced that they haven’t committed any crime have no need to use any other recourse to defend themselves, other than the law."

 

Dominican Watchdog Note - R.I.P., But nothing will be build before its clear who get what part of the corruption "Cake" involved in all Public projects in the Dominican Republic!

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