Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The U.N. Investigating Prisoner Shootings During Haiti Earthquake

Justin T. Stewart,  Hip Hop Wired May 24, 2010 While there was enough chaos being caused as a result of Mother Nature on the country of Haiti with last year’s earthquake, there was even more suffering going on for the inmates confined to prisons. Being confirmed by a spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission Saturday, there will be a full-out investigation on the shooting of dozens of prisoners during a jail riot that occurred around the time of the earthquake. “As far as we’re concerned there was a major human rights violation in that prison,” U.N. spokesman David Wimhurst told The Associated Press after the newspaper’s story was released. According to reports, The New York Times had initially posted a story speaking on the riot and allegations that police were behind murders in the town of Les Cayes, along with […]

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