Amnesty International Only strong and unified action can break the cycle of political violence currently gripping
AI Index: AMR 36/001/2004 (Public)
News Service No: 005
“Political leaders must immediately address their supporters and demand they stop committing abuses,” Amnesty International said. “In addition, police must fulfil their duty to respect and protect the right to peaceful protest.”
According to reports, the dead included a supporter of Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party who was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with the police, and Maxime Desulmant, an opposition demonstrator who was killed by gunfire from Aristide supporters.
Only one week on from the 200th anniversary of
Opposition leaders have called for several days of strikes in the wake of yesterday’s demonstration, during which journalists and radio stations were also said to have come under attack.
“Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the nearly incessant clashes between pro-and anti-government activists in
Only strong and unified action can break the cycle of political violence currently gripping