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Haiti - Massacre of La Saline : The United States exhorts Haiti to bring the guilty to justice
15/11/2019 09:26:24

Haiti - Massacre of La Saline : The United States exhorts Haiti to bring the guilty to justice
A year after the massacre of La Saline, a poor neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, where 71 people were killed, 5 wounded and 11 women victims of gang rapes, while the justice has still not rendered its closing verdict in violation of the law, of the 98 people suspected of involvement in the massacre, only 16 are behind the bars and the others are still at large, the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince, on the occasion of this tragic anniversary, urges the Haitian State to bring all the culprits before the courts.

"On the one year anniversary of the November 13- 14, 2018 La Saline violence, the United States continues to urge the Government of Haiti to investigate La Saline and any and all allegations of human rights abuses, including any alleged use of excessive force by authorities, and to bring those responsible to justice. We continue to call for a visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

We are also deeply concerned at the recent spate of violence and loss of life in Bel Air, and deplore the horrific reports of sexual assault and rape in Gonaives and Cabaret.

Violence, corruption, and impunity have greatly impeded Haiti’s development goals and the Haitian people’s aspirations for a better life."

Furthermore, in a statement dated 13 November 2019, Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives, supported by several representatives, called on the Government and the Judiciary to provide justice to the victims of La Saline.

Recall that in March 2019, 104 members of the US Congress, in a correspondence addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, had invited to conduct an investigation into the acts perpetrated in La Saline...

Download the report on the La Saline massacre (French PDF) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/10-Rap-La-Saline-1Dec2018.pdf

Download the revised balance of La Saline massacre (French PDF) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/8-CP-La-Saline-bilan-revise-20Dec2018.pdf

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