Friday, December 13, 2013

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in Dominican Republic

Today, as the world memorializes one of its great leading figures, Nelson Mandela, it is also a day dedicated to international human rights. This struggle wages on in multiple forms, across many lands. On one island in particular, the struggle has reached new heights — and therefore demands comprehensive, definitive action now.

The time has come to end the assault on human rights in the Dominican Republic.

Though many are implicated in this struggle, it remains first and foremost, a Dominican crisis. The Dominican state is responsible for the protection of its citizens. And currently, it’s failing.

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