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Paramilitaries Attack a Police Station in Haiti

Before dawn on May 16, a group of paramilitaries attacked the police station in Haiti’s third-largest city, resulting in four deaths and many injuries. An interview with one of the attackers, Théléus, revealed that they were under the command of Guy Philippe, a Senate candidate who helped lead the 2004 coup d’ état and is wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for drug trafficking. Théléus said that this attack is part of a larger plan to attack police stations all over Haiti, create havoc, and overthrow the provisional president. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Guy Philippe’s Paramilitaries Launch Deadly Attack Against the Aux Cayes Police Station Yves Pierre-Louis, Haïti Liberté May 18, 2016 In the hours before dawn on Mon., May 16, 2016, heavily armed assailants, dressed in green and camouflage army uniforms, attacked the main […]

Rapport sur l’extermination des agents du PNH

Ce rapport éclaire la situation sécuritaire actuelle en Haïti, en particulier en ce qui concerne le ciblage de la Police nationale haïtienne (PNH). Pendant seulement 13 mois, 72 agents de la PNH ont été tués ou blessés. Ce rapport comprend les statistiques, les noms des victimes, et d’autres informations importantes sur la situation. Partie du rapport est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Click HERE for the English version of this report on attacks against the Haitian National Police. Vers l’extermination des agents de la Police Nationale d’Haïti Réseau Nationale de Défense des Droits Humains 22 mars 2016 I.   INTRODUCTION Depuis plusieurs années, il sévit en Haïti une situation sécuritaire très précaire. Il ne se passe pas de jour sans qu’on n’enregistre le cas d’au moins une personne tuée par balles. Toutes les couches de la population sont touchées par cette […]

Malaysia Highlights Key Issues at Meeting on MINUSTAH

On March 17, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting on MINUSTAH, the peacekeeping force in Haiti. Malaysia made an outstanding statement, calling attention to a number of issues that were otherwise glossed over, including the need for the Secretary-General’s leadership on cholera justice, stronger representation of women in the Haitian government, and the irregularities and climate of insecurity that marred Haiti’s electoral process in 2015. All of these issues are critical to long-term stability, democracy and rule of law in Haiti. Part of the statement is below. Click HERE for the full text.   STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RAMLAN IBRAHIM, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS  SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATE ON MINUSTAH  NEW YORK, 17 MARCH 2016 ____________________________________________________________________________ Mr. President, As commented by earlier speakers, Haiti had seen significant political developments in recent months most notably the holding of […]

Le gouvernement a pris la décision de mettre fin aux élections du 25 Octobre

Le gouvernement a décidé de mettre fin aux élections du 25 Octobre hier lors d’une conférence de presse, le gouvernement a pris la décision d’entendre le parti Lavalas dans ses déclarations qu’il va saisir le bureau du contentieux électoral national. Partie de l’article est si-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Une commission de vérification pour mettre fin au litige électoral Lemoine Bonneau, Le Nouvelliste 16 novembre 2015 De plus en plus de voix s’élèvent pour réclamer du Conseil électoral provisoire la formation d’une commission de vérification des procès­verbaux de la présidentielle du 25 octobre dernier. Lors d’une rencontre hier, au siège de l’institution électorale, huit candidats à la présidence ont réitéré leur demande de mise sur pied de cette commission indépendante de vérification des procès­verbaux au Centre de tabulation. Selon toute vraisemblance, la formation d’une commission de ce genre […]

Fraud in October 25 Election Shouldn’t Be Ignored

In the international media, Haiti’s second round of elections on October 25 has been widely praised for the decrease in violence compared to the August 9th round. These reports ignore the rampant ballot stuffing that occurred, particularly in favor of Jovenel Moise, the candidate affiliated with Haiti’s current president. This segment features interviews with Haitian radio host Jean Yves Point-du-Jour, Haiti Information Project founder Kevin Pina, Haiti expert Robert Fatton, and FIU professor Eduardo Gamarra. All four emphasize the importance of fair vote-counting and accurate choosing of the two candidates who will advance to the run-off election set for December. Part of the segment is below. Click HERE for all the videos. The Heat: Elections in Haiti CCTV America October 26, 2015 Voters in Haiti faced long lines and a lengthy ballot of 54 candidates seeking to be that country’s next […]

Multiple-Vote Fraud Raises Concerns About Election Results

Haiti’s second round of elections on October 25 went much more smoothly than the first round on August 9. However, a glaring major problem remained: multiple-vote fraud. What’s even more concerning is that those who were committing the fraud were most often affiliated with the current president, Michel Martelly. Without checks and balances from Parliament (which dissolved in January), what does this mean for the vote counting process and who proceeds to the runoff election? Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Jovenel Moïse benefiting from multiple-voting fraud is of high concern Samuel Maxime, Haiti Sentinel October 26, 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – With the electoral and institutional apparatus in hand, key members of the ruling party, PHTK and its allies, were arrested for voting or attempting to vote multiple times. Police did not undertake an exhaustive […]

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