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Political Prisoners: resources

Political Prisoners Ronald Dauphin Annette Auguste Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste Bob Moliere Yvon Neptune Photos of Amanus Maette Release –April 26, 2007 The Former Deputy of St. Marc, Amanus Maette Is Released –Wadner Pierre, April 26, 2007 Many political prisoners still held in Haiti’s jails -People’s Weekly World, February 9, 2007 More Delays in La Scierie Case -AHP, January 24, 2007 Partial Political Prisoner List -Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, December 2006 Ruling on La Scierie case expected early December -AHP, November 30, 2006 Open Letter to the Minister of Justice Rene Magloire Demanding the Release of Political Prisoners – October 19, 2006 National Lawyers Guild Calls on Haiti’s Elected Government to Release Political Prisoners Remaining From the Latortue Dictatorship – Press Release, October 25, 2006 Lettre ouverte au Ministre de la Justice pour exiger la libération des Prisonniers politiques dont l’ancien […]

Annette Auguste – Resources

Interview With So An -Africa Today (Pacifica Radio) March 12, 2007 I still am not free: Sò Àn Meets with New York’s Haitian Community -Kim Ives, January 15, 2007 Haitian Folk-Singing Legend and ex-Political Prisoner So An Auguste on her Arrest by US Marines and the US Role in Haiti’s Ongoing Turmoil -Democracy Now!, January 4, 2006 Analysis of Appeals Hearing for Annette Auguste and others accused in December 5, 2003 violence -June 20, 2006 Letter from Annette Auguste’s Lawyer to Appeals Court Prosecutor – April 24, 2006 Annette Auguste  – Prisoners Overseas Amnesty International Action Alert, Release political prisoner Annette Auguste – January 10, 2005

Haiti: Bring to trial or release all political prisoners

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE AI Index:������������������������� AMR 36/009/2006��� (Public) News Service No:����������� 200�������������������������������� 1 August 2006 � Haiti: Bring to trial or release all political prisoners � Amnesty International today called on the newly elected Haitian authorities to bring to trial promptly or release all political prisoners currently held in prolonged pre-trial detention across the country. Amnesty International believes that around 100 of the more than 2,000 prisoners being held without charge or awaiting trial in Haiti could be political prisoners. Amongst them, Annette Auguste, Yvon Antoine, Paul Raymond and Georges Honor� — well known supporters of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide — are under prolonged and irregular pre-trial detention. Amnesty International believes they are facing politically motivated charges. The four were arrested between March 2004 and July 2005 and formally charged in April 2006 under the vague offence of […]

Popular Base Committee of Fanmi Lavalas Makes Declaration

By: Jean Ristil – HaitiAnalysis.com On January 26, 2008 the Committee of Reflection of the Popular Base of Fanmi Lavalas released a declaration in Port-au-Prince. The committee had assembled in Plas Fy�te (Pride Square) in Site Soley to say no to the massacres being committed in this impoverish slum. A large march, with blaring trumpets and chanting crowds, had made its way to the location. The group explained how on that same day, across the country, people were coming out into the streets with the same slogan: �we may get hit and forget, but the scars will serve as a reminder.� The gathering of this committee from the popular base was attended by many people, including well known grassroots activists and former political prisoners Ren� Civil and Annette �So An� Auguste. A declaration from the organization read, “From April 26, […]

Half-Hour for Haiti: Support Women Victims of Political Persecution

March 8, 2007 Update: Sorry we missed last week�s alert. I was running around Haiti, meeting with activists in Haiti and participating in the Commemoration of the third anniversary of the February 29 Coup d’etat, which included a demonstration that started at the U.S. Embassy and ended at the National Palace. There was a follow-up demonstration yesterday at the French Embassy. Good news in the case against Carl Dorelien, a Colonel on the High Command in charge of personnel during the 1991-1994 de facto dictatorship, and Florida Lottery Megabucks winner. On February 23, a jury in Miami ordered Dorelien to pay $3.2 million to two victims of the de facto regime, labor leader Lexiuste Cajuste, who was brutally tortured in October 1993, and the family of Michel Pierre, who was killed during the April 1994 Raboteau Massacre. �For details click […]

Half-Hour for Haiti: Read Interview With President Aristide

February 22, 2007 Update: Both BAI and IJDH are in Miami for the trial of former member of the Haitian High Command, Colonel Carl Dorelien (click here for more on that case). So this alert will be a quick one. Correction: last week I understated the final tally for the February 7 International Day of Solidarity With the Haitian People: it was 63 events- see City-by-City Report. MINUSTAH, the UN Mission in Haiti, was renewed on February 15, for eight months. Coming Attractions: Folksinger, grassroots activist and folk singer �So Ann� (Annette Auguste) will sing and talk about resistance and solidarity inOakland on March 10 , and Los Angeles on Los Angeles on March 8, 2007 . This Week�s Action: The third anniversary of the February 29, 2004 coup d�etat in Haiti is next week. A good way to commemorate […]

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