Monday, December 30, 2013

Amnesty International slams latest forced evictions in Haiti

These families were refugees from the 2010 earthquake, and they had been uprooted once before. So this is the third time in four years they have had to move.

According to the nonprofit group Haiti Allies, “Over a dozen people were hit, smacked, stepped on, beaten with gun butts including a pregnant woman and children.”

Amnesty International issued an “Urgent Action” appeal on December 18, noting “the violence used against the residents.”

They also published addresses for Haitian authorities and urged people to write and demand “an investigation into the participation of state authorities in an illegal eviction, and into the apparent excessive use of force employed by the officers.”

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