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La Saline Declaration: The Right to Live Should Not Be Deprived!

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Context
On December 27, 2018, a day of reflection on the latest bloody events that took place in La Saline in November 2018 was carried out by Quisqueya University, Notre Dame University of Haiti and the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH).
This event was attended by dozens of people from different sectors of national life – human rights defenders, lawyers, doctors, agronomists, pastors, priests, university professors, students, journalists, economists, feminist activists, leaders companies, psychologists, sociologists, etc.  It was an opportunity, once again, to present the human and material loss record, make a legal analysis of events, look at the security situation in La Saline, stressing its impact on the lives of families and children, and reflect on a strategy for collective action to bring life back to La Saline.
At the end of the day, the La Saline Declaration was adopted by the participants.


Declaration of La Saline
We, the signatories of this declaration, express our solidarity with the families of the victims and reaffirm our determination to ensure that this massacre is not forgotten.
We ask that all light be shed on the events that took place from 1 to 14 November 2018 in La Saline, a district of the city of Port-au-Prince.
We question the reasons for this massacre, while authorities do not say a word on what occurred. We call on the public powers to carry out an independent investigation into the establishment of the truth, including, where appropriate, regional and international human rights bodies.
We are outraged by this massacre, where violence goes beyond human understanding: savagely murdered innocent people, including children and old people, raped women, vandalized and burnt houses.
These crimes constitute serious and massive violations of human rights and an attack on human dignity.Therefore, they must not go unpunished.
It is unacceptable that, until now, no official investigation has been opened to identify the culprits, lay down responsibilities and put public action in motion.

In the immediate future, we ask state institutions:
1) enhanced security measures to eliminate the hold of armed gangs on the inhabitants of La Saline and allow the return to life in the neighborhood;
2) special protection measures for victims, including those who have lodged a complaint;
3) free care for the injured;
4) psycho-social support for traumatized families, especially children;
5) compensation for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of destroyed or damaged houses;
6) economic support for companies that have been wiped out or are struggling to resume their activities;
7) an independent inquiry and the establishment of a dialogue with civil society organizations and universities throughout the process;
8) the setting in motion of a public action (legislative and regulatory measures, safety device, means of financing, etc.) aiming at the dismantling of all the gangs which poison the life in the districts.
We call on the active solidarity of all citizens to demand that the public authorities take action in the name of justice and provide urgent support to families and people in distress.

No to barbarism!
No to the silence of the authorities and society! No to impunity!
Solidarity with the victims of La Saline!

Port-au-Prince,  December 27, 2018

Signatories:

NomPrénomOrganisation / Secteur
 
       1.AlexisJacques EdouardUniversité Quisqueya
       2.AlfredNerbyEtudiant
       3.AlthanasRonyEtudiant – UEH
       4.AriasSt FleurJournaliste
       5.AugusteJudithAnimatrice sociale
       6.BalthazarErickCHAGA
       7.BernardGuerlineVictime
       8.Bien-aiméPaul AntoineProfesseur d’université
       9.BorgellaTenelAgronome
    10.BoumbaNixon
    11.CameloYolèneVictime
    12.CerestantMarie LourdesVictime
    13.CeromeSandroMédecin
    14.CharlesPatrickInnoved
    15.ClervilleTiamegoleJournaliste
    16.CotthiaDjenyVictime
    17.CraanBernardCCIH
    18.DandinMarvelJournaliste
    19.DelgraceWidmarCARDH
    20.DémézierRebecca C.Etudiante – UNDH
    21.DeshommesJohnsonMédecin – Université Quisqueya
    22.DeshommesJohn SmithEtudiant en médecine – Université Quisqueya
    23.DeshommesJudelinEtudiant en médecine – Université Quisqueya
    24.DeshommesFenoldProfesseur
    25.DeshommesRose-CarmelleInfirmière
    26.DeshommesFanuelÉtudiant
    27.DessinAdnelMédecin
    28.DestinEdithVictime
    29.DimancheStevensonMédecins – Université Quisqueya
    30.DimancheSamantaEtudiante en droit
    31.DolceRicot PalèsCTH
    32.DorsainvilChresnelCE-JILAP
    33.Ducéna AugusteMarie Rosy K.RNDDH
    34.EspérancePierreRNDDH
    35.EtzerEmileUniversité Quisqueya
    36.FatalJean Bonald G.CTSP
    37.Fils-AiméBernardEntrepreneur
    38.FlorestalEnoldAN
    39.FortFrandezMédecin – Université Quisqueya
    40.FrançoisMichaleSektè Popilè Ayisyen
    41.FrançoisCaretteMédecin
    42.FullerAnne
    43.GédéonPierre AndréSPH
    44.GédéonChurchillMédecin – Université Quisqueya
    45.GédéonWoslyBAI
    46.GeorgesFernandelCoordonnateur FENAM
    47.GeorgesGrégoryIngénieur engins Lourds
    48.GermainDieuphèteÉtudiant
    49.GoudouWoodFongoud
    50.HectorMichelHistorien
    51.HilaireDuphènePasteur
    52.HilaireAndronicInterne – Unversité Quisqueya
    53.HilaireFenoldAgronome
    54.Je Vous AimeObnerMaçon
    55.JeanFreudPAJ
    56.JeanGédéonCARDH
    57.JeanAbigaëlleEtudiante – UNDH
    58.JeanwilfriendPlombier
    59.Jean LouisMarie YolèneVictime
    60.Jean-FrançoisSonelAvocat
    61.Jean-MaryLouisUniversité Notre Dame d’Haïti
    62.JosephMarioBAI
    63.JosephMarie Estellapsychologue
    64.JosephJoëlCE-JILAP
    65.JosephJean RonaldProfesseur UEH – Université Quisqueya
    66.JosephJuniorCommunication
    67.JosephAndré LafontantUrbaniste
    68.JustinienJoëlInformaticien
    69.LabontéJolèneVictime
    70.LamourAnthonyMaçon
    71.LamourSabine
    72.LecarpentierPaulineBDHH
    73.LemaireDiliaMOUFHED
    74.LetangJacquesBDHH
    75.LouisCléante LouisPastoresse
    76.LumarqueJackyUniversité Quisqueya
    77.LundiOsnelEconomiste
    78.ManigatSabine
    79.MargronEvelyneEducatrice
    80.MaximeYoneeVictime
    81.         MédarRose-MirleineAvocat
    82.MétellusRelinEducateur
    83.MoïseClaudeHistorien
    84.MomplaisirSonthonaxSPH
    85.MomplaisirRenéSektè popilè Ayisyen
    86.Noël ColasJocelyneCE-JILAP
    87.NorvalRoselandeInterne – Université Quisqueya
    88.P. DescaB. AttilusCE-JILAP
    89.ParaisonMirlandeFOLI
    90.PaulVedrangeVictime
    91.PaulPreslerEntrepreuneur
    92.PaultreEdouardCONHANE
    93.PharelKesnerGroup Croissance
    94.PhylemirSteeveÉtudiant en informatique
    95.PierreCampbell
    96.PierreJean GardyMédecin
    97.PierreJoanèsAgronome
    98.PierreWilguensAgronome
    99.PierreWilkensEtudiant
100.PierreFrancienAvocat
101.PierreGuyEconomiste
102.PiervilusAlermyPOHDH
103.PlonquetObersonMédecin – Université Quisqueya
104.PrévilopnEdgardProfesseur d’université
105.ProsperPapouche
106.ProsperHerlandeHotelière
107.ProsperJeanjeanInformaticien
108.RenéClaire D. Médecin – Université Quisqueya
109.RonyJoseph MaximePOHDH / PAJ
110.RoodlyRichardCE-JILAP
111.RosmezGuy LauroreBAI
112.Saint VilusKettelyVictime
113.Saint-HostileNoëlsoinUniversité Quisqueya
114.Saint-LouisLaetitiaBDHH
115.SauvalAlainUniversité Quisqueya
116.SeméFanielaVictime
117.SéraphinJacquelinJournaliste
118.SiméusFednerMédecin – Université Quisqueya
119.SiméusRickyélève
120.SiméusFredoÉlève
121.SylvainViergelieASEC
122.SylvainOctanisemarchande
123.TilusRoselaureVictime
124.ValcinaFortunéASEC
125.ValcinaFedelainMaçon
126.ValcinaWinsMaçon
127.VelcyJohnnyAvocat

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