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Haiti - Justice : The European Union sanctions Jimmy Cherizier alias «Barbecue»
02/12/2022 09:13:32

Haiti - Justice : The European Union sanctions Jimmy Cherizier alias «Barbecue»
On November 28, the European Union (EU) released legislation that authorizes restrictive measures against gang leaders in Haiti and their sponsors. For now, only one person has been named, Jimmy Cherizier alias "Barbecue" one of the most influential gang leaders in Haiti who leads a coalition of Haitian gangs known as "G9 family and allies".

This is the first time that the EU has imposed sanctions against Haiti. The Council Regulation and Decision create a framework for introducing: travel restrictions ; targeted arms embargo ; freezing of funds and economic resources of, and a prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to, persons, entities or bodies engaged in or supporting gangs involved in violence...

Download all the details of the EU regulation concerning restrictive measures due to the situation in Haiti (12 PDF pages) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/CELEX-32022R2309-EN-TXT.pdf

People targeted :
Jimmy Cherizier (alias "Barbecue") has engaged in acts that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Haiti and has planned, directed or committed acts that constitute serious human rights abuses.

While serving as an officer in the Haitian National Police (HNP), Cherizier planned and participated in the November 2018 deadly attack against civilians in a Port-au-Prince neighbourhood known as La Saline. During this attack, at least 71 people were killed, over 400 houses were destroyed and at least seven women were raped by armed gangs.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, Cherizier led armed groups in coordinated, brutal attacks in Port-au-Prince neighbourhoods.

In May 2020, Cherizier led armed gangs in a 5-day attack in multiple Port-au-Prince neighbourhoods in which civilians were killed and houses were set on fire.

On October 19, 2022, Cherizier and the G9 blocked the free movement of fuel from the Varreux oil terminal, the largest in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37702-haiti-flash-barbecue-blocks-the-varreux-terminal-and-defeats-the-pm-video.html until November 3rd https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38048-haiti-flash-end-of-the-blockade-of-the-oil-terminal-victory-of-the-pnh-the-g9-derouted.html His actions have directly contributed to the economic paralysis and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.

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