Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Half-Hour for Haiti: Urge the UN to Investigate and Prevent Summary Executions

August 24, 2005 Update on previous actions: Support for justice for�Fr. Jean-Juste, Yvon Neptune and other political prisoners continues to build, including a strong editorial in the�Miami Herald.But they all remain in jail.�Fr. Jean-Juste Collapsed in his cell on August 14, and according to a nurse practitioner who visited him this week,�his health is deterioriating . Last week�s action to Juan Gabriel Vald �s, the head of the UN Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), bore some fruit: on Thursday his spokeperson denounced�denounced summary executions by civilians. But that was not enough to stop a series of horrible killings over the weekend, most notably two attacks by police working with machete-wielding death squads in the neighborhood of Grande Ravine. The first took place at a football (soccer) match on Saturday at a Catholic church/school complex, where death estimates range from 10-50. The […]

Half-Hour for Haiti: Stop UN Killing of Civilians in Haiti

July 12, 2005 Half-Hour for Haiti: Stop UN Killing of Civilians in Haiti This week’s action alert was issued by the Haiti Action Committee, to protest the July 6 killing of civilians by UN soldiers during a purported anti-gang action in Cite Soleil. Click here for the alert: More information: July 6 UN Killings in Cite Soleil US Labor and Human Rights Delegation: Update on Cite Soleil Massacre – July 9, 2005 UN Military Command Denies Allegations of Massacre in Cite Soleil -�US Labor and Human Rights Delegation in Haiti ,�July 8, 2005 UN Occupation Forces Carry Out Massacre of Poor in Port-au-Prince – US Labor and Human Rights Delegation in�Haiti ,�July 7, 2005 Eyewitnesses Describe Massacre by UN Troops in Haiti Slum, Democracy Now – July 11th, 2005 ___________________ For more information about the Half Hour For Haiti program […]

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