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Haiti: Tear gas, water cannons and live ammunition used against protesters

At least 35 people killed during six weeks of anti-government protests Amnesty verifies evidence of police using excessive force indiscriminately Authorities in Haiti must end the unlawful and excessive use of force against protesters, Amnesty International said today, after it verified multiple instances of police using excessive force during six weeks of anti-government protests in which at least 35 people were killed, with national police implicated in many of the deaths. Amnesty’s researchers and Digital Verification Corps have verified videos of several incidents of police using less

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Urgent Action: Protesters at continued risk

Thousands of Haitians marched in Port-au-Prince against corruption, poverty, calling for the President's resignation.

UA 85/19 issued 14/06/2019

Urgent Action: Human rights defender fears for safety

On 26 April, two unknown men on motorbikes, presumably belonging to a local gang, circled the office of Pierre Espérance.

UA 66/19 issued 16/05/2019

Urgent Action: Human rights defenders' lives in danger in Haiti

Human rights defenders David Boniface and Juders Ysemé fear for their lives following the sudden death of their colleague, Nissage Martyr, one day after service of a lawsuit filed by the three men in the US for grave human rights violations against Jean Morose Viliena, the former mayor of their hometown in Haiti. The men have reported repeated death threats and attacks from the former mayor since 2007, and must be provided adequate protection.

UA 087/17 issued 12/04/2017

Haiti: "Quick fix" housing for earthquake survivors leave Haitians homeless or in limbo

Tens of thousands of survivors of Haiti’s earthquake which rocked the Caribbean country five years ago are homeless as a result of forced evictions and government policy failure Amnesty Inter

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Haiti: Hundreds of families left homeless in new wave of evictions

Nearly 700 families have been forcibly evicted from two make-shift camps by the Haitian authorities in the last two weeks, reported Amnesty International. The families, all victims of the earthquake over three years ago, were not given enough time to gather their belongings before their shelters were destroyed. Police officers violently evicted 84 families from camp Fanm Koperativ, in Port-au-Prince on 22 January. Ten days earlier, on the third anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, municipal officials and officials from the Civil Protection Agency forcibly evicted around 600 families

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HAITI: Three years on from earthquake housing situation 'catastrophic'

‘Back in 2010, the world couldn’t move fast enough to help Haiti but three years on, we see that the hopes for its recovery have not been realised’ Javier Zúñiga Three years on from the Haiti earthquake the housing situation in the country is nothing short of catastrophic with hundreds of thousands of people still living in fragile shelters, Amnesty International said today (11 January). The earthquake on 12 January 2010 left more than 200,000 people dead and some 2.3 million homeless. It is estimated that more than 350,000 people currently live in 496 camps across the country. According to

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Jan 31 2012 3:04PM
Haiti: ‘Baby Doc’ escapes justice

Readers of my posts over on the Northern Ireland blog Slugger O'Toole will know that I and others there share a particular interest in Haiti. So, I thought it worthwhile to note the regrettable decision by a Haitian court not to charge...

Haiti: Dropping of Baby Doc case a disgrace says Amnesty International

Haiti’s judicial authorities have dealt yet another blow to the victims of the former leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Amnesty International said today after the criminal case against the former “president-for-life” was dropped. He had been charged with grave human rights violations. An investigating judge in Port-au-Prince yesterday announced that Duvalier will not stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity – including torture, disappearances and extrajudicial executions – but only for embezzlement of public funds committed during his rule between 1971 and 1986. The text of the

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Haiti: New report- bring Baby Doc to justice

Amnesty International today urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for the human rights abuses committed under his regime from 1971 - 1986. The call came as Amnesty international publishes a new report with evidence of arbitrary detentions, torture, deaths in custody, killings and disappearances during Jean-Claude Duvalier’s rule. Javier Zúñiga, Special Advisor at Amnesty International, said: “There’s sufficient evidence to prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier for the widespread arbitrary detentions, torture, deaths in custody, killings and

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