Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Half-Hour for Haiti: Ask Louise Arbour to Apply Human Rights in Haiti Without Distinction

Dec 7, 2006 Update: Sunday’s elections in Haiti look like they went ok: turnout was low, but not unusually low for local elections. There was some scattered violence, and claims of fraud. We have reports from Port-au-Prince and rural Fond des Blancs, plus our own analysis and mainstream news reports on Two organizations, the Group for the Defense of Political Prisoners (GDP) and the Political Prisoners Families Collective held a demonstration yesterday at the Ministry of Justice, on behalf of political prisoners (see photos on our Haiti Photo Gallery). The Minister, Rene Magloire, held a press conference the same day, discussing the need to address Haiti’s pre-trial detention problem. He did not, unfortunately, specifically mention the hundreds of pre-trial detainees arrested for political reasons. Coming Attractions: This Sunday, December 10, is Human Rights Day, celebrating the 58th anniversary of […]

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