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(Update, 7 August, UTC, at bottom of the post; Mise à jour 7 Août en bas de la page, après les xxxxxxxx)

Radio Metropole has reported, as of 5 August 2013, that the Coroner of Quebec revealed in his medical report that Magistrate Judge Joseph died of “une hémorragie intra-parenchymateuse”, i.e., an Intraparenchymal hemorrhage, which is a less frequent form of stroke.  It is just this type of stroke which would be caused by rat poison, although it is not the only possible cause. However, Radio Metropole and others have twisted this around to say that it proves that Judge Joseph was not poisoned, whereas the opposite is true. Rather, this report of Intraparenchymal hemorrhage supports the possibility that he was indeed poisoned.  (French summary, sommaire:  Un soi-disant rapport médical du Coroner du  Québec (d’après Radio Metropole) indique que le Juge Joseph est mort d’une hémorragie intra-parenchymateuse.  Au contraire de ce que dit Radio Metropole et quelques autres, ceci appuie la thèse de l’empoisonnement (par poison rat).  Mais, on veut savoir comment Radio Metropole a eu cette information avant le journal “La Presse” de Montréal? Pourquoi le Coroner du Québec parlerait-il d’abord avec Radio Metropole et ne pas “La Presse” de Montreal?)

But WHY would the Montreal Quebec Coroner leak this information to Radio Metropole in Port-au-Prince (which has recently been accused of censorship) rather than to the Montreal daily “La Presse”, which has been actively following this case?  It is clear from the Coroner’s web site that their report will most likely only be finished in a little under 9 months.

Although we cannot be sure, the source of Radio Metropole’s information seems to be some of the pro-Martelly-Lamothe gossipy types of web sites, which posted similar statements a few days ago, rather than the coroner.  We had opted to ignore these pro-Martelly-Lamothe, gossipy sites and await a more reliable source of information.  Nonetheless, since the Radio Metropole post came up as top news with google and has a more serious appearance, we decided that we must respond.

However, WHY would Radio Metropole and the pro-Martelly-Lamothe camp choose to say that he died of the more rare type of stroke?  The type that would be induced by rat poison, or trauma to the head?  It can have other causes, some of which could tie into our, up until now, favored theory of stress.  If it was this type of stroke, however, we must switch to the belief that it was rat poison – at least until more information becomes available.  Whatever the cause, the correlation between his death and judgeship cannot be spurious.

So, HOW would they know?  Does the pro-Martelly-Lamothe camp know the real cause of Judge Joseph’s death perhaps?  And, were they lined up and prepared to say that it was this less frequent type of stroke, because that is the type which would be caused by rat poison and they knew he was poisoned by rat poison? If not, wouldn’t they have come up with the more common type of stroke as cause of death?  Unless, of course they really have word from the Montreal Coroner, which we doubt. The most probable reason that they would have this information is that there could have been an information leak within the Bernard Mevs Hospital, where Judge Joseph died. So, it may well have been an Intraparenchymal hemorrhage, as reported. [As seen in the update at the bottom of the page, the Montreal Coroner is reported as denying giving out details to non-family members].

We started our piece about “Was Judge Joseph Poisoned?”, so that people could understand that he could possibly have been poisoned, and that those suggesting this scenario are not crazy.  Poisoning can mimic natural causes of death, including stroke.  One does not die of poison, per se, but rather, the poisoning does certain things to the body which can be fatal.  The things it does depends on the type of poison.  Rat poison and other blood thinners can induce this type of stroke.  Other poisons and drugs could raise blood pressure to dangerously high levels.

Regarding intracranial hemorrhage of which Intraparenchymal hemorrhage is one subtype:
“Intracranial bleeding occurs when a blood vessel within the skull is ruptured or leaks.  It can result from physical trauma (as occurs in head injury) or nontraumatic causes (as occurs in hemorrhagic stroke) such as a ruptured aneurysm.  Anticoagulant therapy, as well as disorders with blood clotting can heighten the risk that an intracranial hemorrhage will occur.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intracranial_hemorrhage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intraparenchymal_hemorrhage http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hémorragie_intra-cérébrale
Anticoagulant therapy means “blood-thinning” therapy and warfarin and super-warfarin (brodifacoum) rat poison fall under this category.

Here are some symptoms of super-warfarin (brodifacoum) rat poison overdose:
1)  Intracranial hemorrhage, headache, loss of
consciousness, seizures, and coma have been reported
after brodifacoum ingestion. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+391

So, there you go.  According to the US National Institute of Health super-warfarin (brodifacoum) poisoning can cause intracranial hemorrhage, the very thing, which the alleged Coroner’s report said was cause of death.

For the stress theory of stroke see:  “Can Severe Stress Cause Stroke?, Oct. 2, 2009, Many patients urgently admitted to hospital with cerebral infarction state that they were under great stress over a prolonged period prior to suffering their stroke…” See full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091001101502.htm  Judge Joseph was most certainly stressed.

If you are interested in more information on the topic or to follow it go to our post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/tag/was-judge-joseph-poisoned/ Update notification, etc. are at: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/the-ongoing-saga-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/

We do have lots of information about mining in Haiti and more, if you look in our archives, going back to last August.


In this author’s many decades of concern with issues of dictatorship vs. democracy, going back to wondering why so-called democracies were allies with Franco’s fascist Spain, I do not recall anyone appearing as Orwellian as the Martellys and their camp. Firstly, Martelly appropriated the color pink, which is generally about peace and love, and worse still has been the appropriation of progressive terms and slogans, such as Martelly’s son, Olivier, turning the name of the progressive political group Veyo Yo into a song.  There are yet other examples, which we have run across, with the Martellys and pro-Martelly camp.

Remember Orwell’s “1984” where Peace is War, Love is Hate, and the Ministry of Truth is the Ministry of Propaganda.  It is worth noting that Orwell fought against Franco’s fascist Spain, and reported on it in his work “Hommage to Catalonia.”  Prime Minister Lamothe’s mother knows fascist Spain very well, having chosen to study there and return to Duvalier’s Haiti, when others were fleeing.

Radio Metropole has been accused of censorship by an independent journalist, who recently quit for that reason: http://www.defend.ht/news/articles/media/4220-nancy-roc-resigns-from-radio-metropole-for-censorship Sounds like Duvalierism and fascism to us.

We have internet now, unlike the days of mainstream French and US media peddling constant lies about Haiti in general and Aristide in particular.  Lies cannot continue to stand.  The problem is that the peddlars of lies are usually paid to lie and so have plenty of time to do so.

VEYO YO — We are watching.  We are watching all of the liars masquerading as purveyors of truth, whether regarding Mining, Martelly-Lamothe or Judge Joseph’s death.

Love is NOT hate, War is NOT Peace, and Lies are NOT Truth!
Lies are NOT Facts either!

Everyone needs to watch and be vigilant and believe their own eyes and not the lies.  Remember that the lies are constantly repeated so that everyone will be broken down and believe them.

Now anyone can go online and do their own research and see, for instance, that this type of stroke can be caused by rat poison.  Gone are the days of having to look for a Medical School library.



UPDATED 7 August 2013, UTC (English follows French)
Mise à jour, Mercredi, 7 Août, UTC :  D’après Haiti Press Network:  “AVC [accident vasculaire cérébral] Confirmé pour le juge Joseph, mais l’enquête se poursuit”…. “La confirmation de la thèse d’AVC ne met pas fin à l’enquête contrairement à ce qu’on pourrait penser.” http://www.hpnhaiti.com/site/index.php/hait-diaspora-trait-dunion/montreal/10097-haiti-canada-justice-avc-confirme-pour-le-juge-joseph-mais-lenquete-se-poursuit

Update, Wednesday, 7 August 2013, UTC
After having thought about it, we suspect that the information regarding type of stroke, i.e.  hemorrhagic stroke (intracranial hemorrhage), reported by Radio Metropole and others, probably came from an information leak within the Bernard Mevs Hospital, where Judge Joseph passed away.  They have a CT scanner so that they should have, most probably, known the type of stroke. Notice that, according to the below HPN report, the Coroner confirms that it was a stroke, but not the type of stroke. And, that additional results are outstanding.  

Haiti Press Network reported the following, which appears legitimate (translation our own):  

“Haiti-Canada-justice:  CVA confirmed for Judge Joseph, but the investigation continues.”  Tuesday, 6 August 2013 JNG/HPN

“The thesis of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) [Stroke] is maintained by the Quebec Coroner, Dr. Jean Brochu, in the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph. ‘That information was transmitted to the family of Mr. Joseph’, specified the porte-parole , Geneviève Guilbault, in an email ‘clarification’ addressed to the media, Tuesday morning.  

The confirmation of the thesis of CVA does not put an end to the investigation, contrary to what one might think.  ‘The coroner is still awaiting other results of studies which he ordered and his report of the investigation will be rendered public during the Autumn’, added the communication service of the Office of the Coroner.  

Conclusion?  Patience

The Office of the Coroner judged that it was necessary to give these details due to the media escalation that has been running for over a week on the topic of the cause of Mr. Joseph’s death.  All sorts of information and theories on the topic rained down and appeared in the media.  

A Haitian Senator, Moïse Jean-Charles, was the first to evoke the possibility that the Magistrate was poisoned.  Following this, numerous sites and publications on Internet took up the case, invoking all sorts of scenarios.  

‘At this stage, the only information confirmed and verified by the Coroner is that Mr. Joseph was victim of a cerebrovascular accident and all other information which circulates on the topic of his death was never put forward, confirmed nor invalidated by the Office of the Coroner of Quebec,’ clarified Mrs. Guibault.  

She also reminded everyone that autopsy reports are confidential documents and not publishable.  “The autopsy report on the death of Mr. Joseph was thus not published by the Office of the Coroner”.  

Finally the Funeral

Additionally, the spouse of Judge Jean Serge Joseph, Rachelle Acéla, finally obtained a visa to enter Canada in order to attend the funeral of her husband.  This visa was refused previously by a Consul of the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, which provoked the ire of the Haitian community of Montreal.  

The brother of the deceased, Fritz Joseph, confirmed the information Tuesday morning on the air at CPAM1410, the Haitian Radio of Montreal. Funeral services which were planned for last Sunday had been put off because of the visa problem.” http://www.hpnhaiti.com/site/index.php/hait-diaspora-trait-dunion/montreal/10097-haiti-canada-justice-avc-confirme-pour-le-juge-joseph-mais-lenquete-se-poursuit