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Haiti Action Committee Denounces the Attempted Assassination of Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

3-21-2017

_3-20-17_Aristide supporters#3Supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide   Photo courtesy of HaitiInfoProj

See also: Video footage of Aristide supporters just prior to assassination attempt. Video courtesy of Wendy Joseph Lerisse

Yesterday, there was an assassination attempt against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president. President Aristide had been summoned to appear as a witness in a court case. While returning from court, his motorcade was attacked by armed Haitian police. A number of people were injured in the attack. Mass protests against the police broke out immediately.

In the wake of the electoral coup which installed Jovenal Moise, a right-wing protege of former president Michel Martelly, as Haiti’s new president, there has been a marked increase in repression directed against grassroots activists.

This attack on President Aristide signals a new stage of terror in Haiti. It harkens back to the days of the Duvalier dictatorships. Human rights activists and all supporters of democracy in Haiti need to condemn this attempted assassination and demand that those who committed this act be brought to justice.

_3-20-17_fmr pres AristideFormer president Jean-Bertrand Aristide greets thousands of supporters in Port-au-Prince  3-20-17  Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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Haiti international actions to stop the electoral coup – Please sign and call officials! | Global Women’s Strike

Source: Haiti international actions to stop the electoral coup – Please sign and call officials! | Global Women’s Strike

“….Despite polling data and human rights organizations’, media and eyewitness reports of massive fraud in the October 25th Haitian Presidential and Legislative election (see article), the OAS and US State Department has now refused Haitians’ demands to invalidate the election – the US poured at least $30 million of tax payers’ money into this fraudulent election….” Globel Women’s Strike

The U.S. State Department and the OAS is attempting to rig this 2015-16 election in the same way that they rigged the 2010 Haitian (s) election that saw Hillary Clinton catapult dictator-despot Michel Martelly into the Haitian presidential seat.

“CEP Chair Pierre Opont admitted last July that the US “rigged the 2010 election.” Haiti Still Marching to Overturn Stolen Election, by Dave Welsh

Haitian FANMI LAVALAS supporter(s) have been literally stomped to death by Michel Martelly’s Ecuadorian trained militarized police for voting for Dr. Maryse Narcisse of FANMI LAVALAS