Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Letter from Rep. Maxine Waters to Sec. of State Colin Powell

Haiti Human Rights Alert: Letter from Rep. Maxine Waters to Sec. of State Colin Powell The Honorable Colin Powell Secretary of State Department of State 2201 C Street, NW, Room 7261 Washington, DC 20520   Dear Secretary Powell:   I write to urge you to take immediate action to protect the life of Father Gerard Jean-Juste, the pastor of Saint Claire Church in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as well as the lives of several other Haitian priests and parishioners, who are reportedly in imminent danger.   Earlier this afternoon, I received reports that Saint Claire Church was surrounded by heavily-armed, hooded men, while Father Jean-Juste was inside. My Legislative Assistant, Ms. Kathleen Sengstock, contacted the U.S. Embassy in Haiti and spoke with Mr. Doug Griffith, the Deputy Chief of Mission, to express my grave concerns for Father Jean-Juste’s […]

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