Joint Communiqué of Sant Karl Levêque – SKL, Program for a Justice Alternative – PAJ, Haitian Council of Non State Actors – CONHANE, National Network for the Defense of Human Rights – RNDDH, National Episcopal Commission Justice and Peace – CE-JILAP , Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights – CARDH
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The human rights organizations and civil society signatories of this note commend the series of popular mobilizations claiming the completion of the PetroCaribe trial, the return of stolen and embezzled funds, the improvement of the living conditions of the population, the departure of President Jovenel Mose, involved, according to the audit reports of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSC / CA) in the vast operation of corruption and waste of PetroCaribe funds.
These organizations denounce the fact that, like the previous demonstrations, those of 9 and 10 June 2019 were marked with acts of violence characterized by:
- The summary execution of at least four (4) demonstrators by agents of the PNH including three (3) at ONA-City and one (1) at the Champs de Mars;
- Police brutality perpetrated by at least five (5) agents of the Departmental Unit for the Maintenance of Order (UDMO) ) against one (1) demonstrator, not far from the residence of the President of the Republic,
- Men shooting towards the demonstrators, seriously injuring several of them.  The aggression on June 10, 2019, perpetrated at Delmas 15, zone station – crossroads of the airport, by the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace (USGPN), Dimitri HERARD, wounding two (2) people to know:
o Pierre TENDO a motorcycle rider, who ar received a bullet to the head. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery; Donald CRISPIN, who was also at the scene of the attack, was shot in the foot.
o Several motorcycle drivers followed the vehicle that opened fire towards them to a house located at Rue Maguana, in Delmas 31, residence of Dimitri HERARD. Two (2) were still shot and wounded. They are Nelly MICHEL and Fernando JOSEPH
- The excessive and abusive use of tear gas tubes, indisposing children, pregnant women and other residents
- The deployment of the agents of the Unit General Security of the National Palace (USGPN) in the streets.
Moreover, these organizations condemn the shooting, on June 10, 2019, of the journalist of Radio Sans Fin (RSF) Pétion ROSPIDE, the aggression the journalist photographer of the daily Le Nouvelliste Lesly DORCIN, who received a rubber bullet at the back on June 9, 2019, the death threats against several journalists, including those of Radio Zenith FM and the attack, dated June 10, 2019, of the premises of the Radio Télé Ginen during which at least three
(3) vehicles bearing the badge of said station were set on fire and four (4) others were vandali
These organizations also consider the acts of looting and break-up perpetrated by demonstrators to be very worrying.
The human rights and civil society organizations that are signatories of this note deem it unacceptable that the specialized units of the PNH, including the USGPN, act outside the rules of procedure and the guidelines governing the police institution. [19659003FortheirparttheExecutiveandtheLegislaturebyvassalizingcertainimportantinstitutionsinthefightagainstcorruptionexacerbatetheangeroftheHaitianpeopleandthusmakethemselvesresponsibleforthecurrentsituationofhumanrightsviolationsinthecountry
The civil society and human rights organizations that have signed this note recommend to the Inspector General of the PNH to investigate the behavior of police officers who have exceeded their powers and to transfer them to the police. justice for crimes committed against demonstrators who demand justice for PetroCaribe's historical loot.
Likewise, they invite the entire population to continue demonstrating peacefully without attacking the property of other citizens, on the pretext that they are indexed as being close to the ruling power. The emergence of the rule of law in which human rights and duties are respected and respected presupposes tolerance, mutual respect, inclusion, diversity and divergent points of view.
Port-au- Prince, June 11, 2019
Pierre ESPERANCE – Me Gédéon JEAN
Executive Director Executive Director