Another (unheard) call for help from Haiti

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Ezili Danto
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Another (unheard) call for help from Haiti

Post by Ezili Danto » Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:23 pm

400 UN soldiers open fire and attack the starving Site Soley community, at least 10 dead, countless civilians wounded, hundreds of residents demand end of the violence and withdrawal of the 8,000-strong UN troops in Haiti


"...They came here to terrorise the population," said Rose Martel, a slum dweller, referring to the police and UN troops. "I don't think they really killed the bandits, unless they consider all of us as bandits." Dec. 23, 2006
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 23:32:12 +0100 (CET)
    From: "evel fanfan" <fanfanmel@yahoo.fr>
    Subject: Call for stopping this genocide in Cite Soleil.Haiti-CITE SOLEIL !

    "Vendredi 22 Décembre 2007, Plus de vingt (20) personnes ont été tuées à Cite Soleil, zone Drouillard-Bois neuf par les soldats de la MINUSTAH, bases dans le plus grand bidonville du pays. Ils ont détruit complètement une école primaire privée Collège DIECEE appartenant à l'un des membres de nos CCHD à Cite Soleil, Perancy LAURISTAL, porte parole de notre CCDH à Cite soleil.

    La liste provisoire des personnes tuées.
    1.- Ti Bos
    2.- Johnny
    3.- Gerald
    4.- Kesnel
    5.- Ti Rasta
    6.- Vieux TIRUS

    Cette situation est intervenue suite a problème de Char qui a été brûlé hier par des tirs selon la population des soldats même de la MINUSTAH. Selon des témoins il s'agissait d'une provocation contre la population de cette commune. Toujours selon des témoins, les soldats ont laissé des armes dans ce char par exprès lesquelles armes qui ont été enlevée par des inconnus.

    Actuellement l'hôpital Sainte Catherine est regorge des victimes entre la vie et la mort selon les médecins.

    Call for stopping this genocide in Cite Soleil."

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- Five die in Haiti slum violence | Opposition to the UN peacekeepers
is growing amongst slum dwellers |Friday, 22 December 2006, BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6205037.stm

- Nine dead in Haiti violence, December 23, 2006| Dominican Today
http://www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=20871


- Five killed in Haiti slum raid, Sat. Dec. 23, 2006, Aljazwwra.net
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/ ... FD5A3A.htm


- At least 10 people died and 20 were wounded Friday in a UN
peace-keeping operation in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, a UN official said.
http://www.playfuls.com/news_10_6145-At ... ation.html
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  • Five killed in Haiti slum raid
|Sat. Dec. 23, 2006, Aljazwwra.net http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/ ... FD5A3A.htm


At least five people have been killed in Haiti's largest slum during a raid by security forces targeting armed gangs in the capital Port-au-Prince.

The raid came hours after Edmond Mulet, the UN's chief envoy to Haiti, said the government had given the go-ahead for a crackdown on areas controlled by gangs.


About 400 UN soldiers, led by Brazilian peacekeepers and backed by Haitian police forces, entered the Bwa Nef district in the slum of Cite Soleil at 3am local time on Saturday.

As many as 30 people, were wounded in the raid, humanitarian aid workers said. All were believed to be civilians.


Shootout

"The foreigners came shooting for hours without interruption and killed 10 people," said Johnny Claircidor, a resident of Bwa Nef.


"Then Belony's gang members started to exchange fire with them ... I personally counted 10 bodies."

In past gun battles in Haiti's crowded, maze-like slums, people have been struck by crossfire from both sides so it was not possible to immediately confirm who was responsible for the killings.

Sophie De la Combe, the spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, declined to provide a toll.

"No one was killed or injured on our side, but it's difficult for us to know for now how many bandits could have been killed or wounded," he said.

Insecurity

Jean Saint-Fleur, the director of Haiti's administrative police, said: "The operation was conducted to address the current insecurity caused by the recent wave of kidnappings in the capital Port-au-Prince."

He also said he was unable to give an official death toll from the Cite Soleil fighting.

"They came here to terrorise the population," said Rose Martel, a slum dweller, referring to the police and UN troops.

"I don't think they really killed the bandits, unless they consider all of us as bandits."[/list]

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