Help Stop Deadly Deportations: take a stand against deadly United States deportations to post-earthquake, cholera-ravaged Haiti
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The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) is joining a campaign launched by our friends at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to stop deadly United States deportations to post-earthquake, cholera-ravaged Haiti. We are asking you to sign CCR’s petition asking President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to halt all deportations to Haiti.
In January 2011, 34-year-old Wildrick Guerrier died only 9 days after being deported by the U.S. to Haiti. Guerrier and 26 other men were jailed in filthy police stations in Haiti without being provided clean water or food and were held in a cell covered with human feces and vomit. These conditions during a cholera epidemic are – quite literally – deadly. Guerrier and other men fell ill, exhibiting cholera-like symptoms, and were refused medical care.
Despite Guerrier’s death, broad public outrage, and an order from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urging the U.S. not to deport the Haitian petitioners to Haiti, the Obama administration sent another plane of deportees to Haiti just last Friday. These men were immediately detained in various police stations. We have received reports that people with serious medical conditions and mental illnesses were deported and that at least one person is exhibiting cholera-like symptoms while in detention.
Please sign CCR’s petition urging Barack Obama, President, Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Janet Napolitano, Secretary for Homeland Security to halt all deportations to Haiti.
Thank you for taking action for social justice on this critically important issue.