Return to the Darkest Days: Human Rights in Haiti Since the Coup

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Human Rights Watch, 1991 - Civil rights - 20 pages
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Page 3 - The mission members charge that the army of Haiti "has embarked on a systematic and continuing campaign to stamp out the vibrant civil society that has taken root in Haiti since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship nearly six years ago.
Page 3 - The goal of the repression is twofold: first, to destroy the political and social gains made since the downfall of the Duvalier dynasty; and second, to ensure that no matter what Haiti's political future may hold, all structures for duplicating those gains will have been laid waste.
Page 11 - embarked on a systematic and continuing campaign to stamp out the vibrant civil society that has taken root in Haiti since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship', Americas Watch noted (quoted, Chomsky, Year 501, p. 211). At least 1,000 people were killed in the first two weeks of the coup and hundreds more by December. The paramilitary forces were led by former CIA employees Emmanuel Constant and Raoul Cedras. Aristide was forced into exile from 1991 until 1994. In response to the coup, the Organisation...
Page 4 - Evidently fearful that continuing honest and outspoken criticism of military abuses in Haiti would jeopardize the legal defense of its interdiction efforts, which had come under challenge in US courts, the Administration stopped public criticism altogether.
Page 17 - We condemn those who have attacked the legally constituted, democratically elected government of Haiti and call for an immediate halt to violence and for the restoration of democracy in Haiti. We will be working closely with the OAS to bring this about.
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Page 4 - As Haitians began in early November to flee this violence and persecution in large numbers/ the Bush Administration changed from an outspoken proponent of human rights and democracy in Haiti to a shameful apologist, in a desperate attempt to stem the tide of refugees heading for the Florida coast.
Page ii - ... civil rights, church, labor and Haitian community organizations working together to seek justice for Haitian refugees in the United States and to monitor and promote human rights in Haiti. Its executive director is Jocelyn McCalla and its associate director is Anne Fuller.
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