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Haiti - Security : Abuse of police force in Petit-Goâve
07/10/2013 09:48:06

Haiti - Security : Abuse of police force in Petit-Goâve
Saturday, October 5, the police made a forceful intervention in avenue Simond's (Ti Guinin) for apprehend "Solene", which according to residents of the area would be the wife of an armed bandits of Curtis. According to the testimony of a local youth, Solene fled and the police officers furious to have missed their target, attacked the innocent...

6 young boys of Ti Guinin : Emmanuel François, Chouloute Emmanuel, Jean baptiste Solva, Wales Lageurre, Ti roudy, have thus been arrested and then released, after undergoing police brutality, according to the young victims.

Charles Ceralien aka "Sauveur", a large farmer and father of Solene, absent during the police operation, also denounced the abuses he suffered "The police broke into my house, they put out all my goods [...] and set fire on my thing. Everything I owned was destroyed [...] I want justice and reparation. I have no connection with the bandits. Instead, I was the first to report on the denounce them of radio stations. This earned me the hatred of bandits and individuals from Curtis, who accuse me of being a spy. I am a victim of these bandits, I can not be complicit of them or tolerate them. I need protection from the authorities. I safeguard myself..."

Always in Ti Guinin, Gesner Nerette, an old man was severely beaten by the police and a young boy named Gypson Volant, who returned from the campaign with a bag of charcoal, was shot and wounded near the Route Nationale #2 at the 11th section, victim a policeman shooting, according to testimony. He was rushed to the hospital without borders of Léogâne, by law enforcement officers.

Many residents deplore and condemn the methods used by the police, claiming that innocent people are arrested and beaten, then the bandits in the mountains quietly observe the slightest movement of the police.

See also :

HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondant Petit-Goâve)

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