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URGENT ACTION REQUESTED - Sample Letters attached
May 2, 2005

Demand a Stop to the killing or Forced exiling of
Yvon Neptune from Haiti

Please send appeals immediately
Also: Sign the petition demanding release of Yvon Neptune.

Yesterday, May 1, 2005 there was an attempt to force Yvon Neptune out of Haiti with the condition that he cannot return without being charged for the trumped charges he is currently on a hunger strike to protest. After our urgent action alert, Ap changed its story to say that Prime Minister Neptune would be going to the Dominican Republic for medical care, neglecting to mention, he would then not be allowed back into Haiti.(see below, "Yvon Neptune reportedly will be forced into exile" by Marguerite Laurent, May 1, 2005 and, "Attny. Marguerite Laurent on Fanmi Lavalas broadcast, Radio Soleil, May 1, 2005".)

Right now, at this moment, Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is critically ill, near death and is still inside the prison annex of the National Penitentiary at Pacot, Haiti. However, after yesterday's strongman tactic by U.N. and Haitian doctors and misleading mainstream (embedded media) reporting efforts, his friends and family are now more convinced than ever that the UN/US/Latortue authorities are simply waiting until Prime Minister Yvon Neptune either dies or completely loses completely to fly him out of Haiti and either declare, through their same embedded media cohorts, he did not die in Haiti or that he, like President Aristide, requested that the U.S. save his life by sending him into exile!

See yesterday's urgent action alert below and our radio broadcast yesterday on this issue on Fanmi Lavalas Emission and some sample letters our Network wrote as a result of our Action Alert yesterday.

Help stop this drain from Haiti of its most capable leaders to be replaced by thugs like Guy Phillipe, Louis Chodel Chambelain and the like of U.S.-imported Latortue death clan, other ex-military, group 184 sweatshop kingpins and the various FRAPH paramilitaries, known rapists, drug dealers and Bush/Folly mercenaries, whom the Western powers of France, Canada and the U.S., appear to believe have more right to live, as free man, in Haiti than Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, President Aristide and countless other pro-democracy freedom fighters now already forced into exile.

Please call, fax, e-mail:

UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
PHONE: 011.509.244.9650.9660
FAX: 011.509.244.9366/67
Or, Office of General Secretary (New York) – Fax
212.963.4879

E-mail and call, in particular, Mahamane Cisse-Gouro, Human Rights Adviser, UN, 403-4012 / 527-5274, cisse-gouro@un.org. Call, e-mail, fax, Kofi Annan, Ambassador Foley and the Bush Administration (More Contact info)

(cc: any of the contact information compiled below) But call or e-mail often and follow-up with the caller to be sure your message is not shrugged off. Bcc the Haitian Lawyers Leadership at Erzilidanto@yahoo.com )

DO SOMETHING. Please call, fax, e-mail immediately. Help us stop this kidnapping and/or, attempt
to deny UN and Latortue's complicity in the death of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune by claiming he was not in their custody but had willingly or for "humanitarian reason" gone into exile!

Tell MINUSTHA, the Bush Administration, France and Canada that the blood, lost and suffering of Prime Minister Neptune and all of Haiti political prisoners are on their hands.

To listen to yesterday's (May 1, 2005) Fanmi Lavalas Broadcast on Radio
Soleil and latest news on Yvon Neptune and the international communities complicity in forcing him into exile, please visit here or visit LakouNewYork.com and then click on: "Haiti Info"

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Founder and Chair,
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
May 2, 2005


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Reuters AlertNet
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N02273237.htm
May 2, 2005
Haiti's jailed ex-PM wants freedom or death

Source: Reuters
By Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 2 (Reuters) - Haiti's jailed former Prime
Minister Yvon Neptune has been on hunger strike for about 15 days and
has refused medical care until the government drops its accusations
that he organized a massacre.

Neptune, 58, whose health was diagnosed as critical by U.N. doctors,
refused a government offer to fly him to the neighboring Dominican
Republic for treatment and told them he had to be cleared or would
die, government officials said.

Neptune has denied the accusations against him and accused Haiti's
interim government of jailing him for political reasons.
"Mr. Neptune said he would accept to be evacuated only if all the
charges brought against him were lifted," Mike Joseph, a spokesman
for interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, said in a statement late
Sunday. "Such demands are absolutely unacceptable."

Doctors from the United Nations' peacekeeping contingent in Haiti
said on Saturday that Neptune's vital functions were seriously
threatened and he was near death.

Interim President Boniface Alexandre's chief of staff, Michel
Brunache, said the government had done all it could to help the
former prime minister "but we cannot force Mr. Neptune to live if he
does not want to," he told Reuters on Monday.

Neptune was arrested on June 27, 2004, and has been held at the
Port-au-Prince national penitentiary without being formally charged
by a judge.

Neptune served under ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was
forced into exile during a revolt in February 2004.
Neptune is accused of masterminding what Aristide's opponents called
a massacre on Feb. 11, 2004, in La Syrie, a village near St. Marc 60
miles (95 km) north of Port-au-Prince.

The accusations were brought by the National Coalition for Haitian
Rights and a St. Marc group known as RAMICOSM, which opposed Aristide
and his Lavalas Family party. The two groups said 50 people were
killed by Aristide supporters.

A U.N. human rights envoy in Haiti, Louis Joinet, conducted an
investigation in St. Marc last month and concluded that about 25
people -- supporters and opponents of Aristide -- were killed in
clashes there in February 2004.

Joinet characterized the deaths as the result of a "confrontation"
and not a massacre.

Neptune previously went on a 19-day hunger strike to protest his
detention, but ended it in March when the government took him to a
United Nations hospital for treatment.
Copyright © Reuters

Yvon Neptune reportedly will be forced into exile
by Marguerite Laurent, May 1, 2005


If Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is flown out of Haiti, without his
liberation orders and unconditional released having been signed by a Haitian
judge, he wants the world to know he did not leave Haiti willingly -
that he was forced into exile. It was simply another kidnapping.

According to an AP article, written by Ariana Cubillos, dated today May
1, 2005, a Western diplomat who spoke on conditions of anonymity
reported that Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is flying into exile. Meanwhile,
Radio Kiskeya reported that Neptune already had been flown out late
Saturday after doctors said a hunger strike had left him near death.”

The same AP article reports “An official at Port-au-Prince's
international airport said they were on standby for the event but had not yet
received confirmation from officials in Haiti's interim government, who
could not be reached for comment.”

Yvon Neptune is too weak to speaka for himself right now. He is
critically ill from the hunger strike resume on April 17 and literally cannot
speak. His family fears his death is imminent.

We, at the Haitian Lawyers Leadership spoke to Yvon Neptune’s family
and friends in Haiti just minutes ago to get confirmation of this report
of "going into exitle" and one and all maintain that 1) Yvon Neptune is
still in prison in Haiti 2) He has not been told anything about going
into immediate exile for humanitarian purposes and 3) He would never
agree to do so. Thus, if Neptune is flown out of Haiti, he would not be
doing so willingly. Again, Mr. Neptune’s family stresses that Yvon
Neptune would never go into exile; that he has repeatedly maintained this
position: That he is an innocent man, wrongfully accused of a massacre
that the UN, the international press and reputable human rights
organization say did not happen. Additionally, this information we can personally
corroborate because Prime Minister Neptune, told Marguerite Laurent, in
early March, 2005, when we visited him at the prison, that he only
wishes to live as a free and innocent man in Haiti and for the interim
government to stop persecuting him and guarantee his safety. Yvon Neptune's
position explained to Congresswoman Waters and us at HLLN, when we
visited him on March 7, 2005 has not changed. He does not wish to go to
exile, or to leave Haiti as a marked criminal. He has spent ten (10)
months in the miserable, horrific Latortue jail in Haiti without being
charged or seeing a judge with his lawyer present.

Again, The AP report above cited is wrong. Yvon Neptune is still in
Haiti. He is critically ill because of the hunger strike and his family
fear he will not live much longer.

However, they stress that the only thing that would legitimately put
Neptune out of prison is a liberation order. That he will not leave
prison unless a judge has signed his liberation order and acknowledged his
innocence of all crimes. If, Neptune is flown to the Dominican Republic,
or anywhere else, as reported by AP, for any purposes whatsoever, and a
liberation order acknowledging his wrongful incarceration has not been
signed, then Prime Minister Neptune, through his family, wants the
world to know, he was forced to leave, that he was kidnapped out of Haiti
against his will and sent to exile in the same fashion as President
Aristide; in the same fashion, as when the authorities, last Friday on
April 22, 2005, had forced him, without his lawyer, to go to St. Marc where
even the judge did not know he was coming and reportedly refused to see
him. (See below, Green Left Weekly article by Alison Dellit - "Former
PM on hunger stike")

If Neptune is flown out of Haiti today or at any other time without a
complete exoneration already signed, then he wants the world to know he
was forced to leave Haiti by the UN/US/Canada/France and their
Latortue-supported death regime against his will. (See also Letter From Yvon
Neptune from Jail dated April 20, 2005)

"The hunger strike I began on February 20 was aimed at forcing the
government to set me free and to stop being the cause of my
insecurity.

Because of a promise the government had made that it was going to
liberate me, I agreed to put an end to my hunger strike and to go to
the Argentine Hospital under the jurisdiction of the MINUSTAH/United
Nations."

Right now, in the room of Yvon Neptune, we have been told a group of
Argentanian doctors have entered Neptune rooms and we are being told, via
telephone, that they want to give him a "serum" to force him out of the
prison. He is screaming, in only the whisper that he is capable of
uttering: NO, NO, NO. I've given no one authorization to sent me into
exile. I will die with my dignity or be set free from this prison without
conditions."

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
May 1, 2005
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For more Background Information visit here.

Please write letters denouncing this other kidnapping before it is
COMPLETED and demand the immediate and unconditional release from prison of
Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and all the political prisoners in Haiti.

Sign the petition demanding release of Yvon Neptune at:

http://www.haitiechange.org/avis.htm

*****

Posted on Sun, May. 01, 2005
Ex-Haiti PM reportedly flying into exile
ARIANA CUBILLOS
Associated Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The former prime minister under ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is flying into exile after months in detention, a Western diplomat and a radio station reported Sunday.

Former Premier Yvon Neptune, who had been held without charge for 10 months in connection with political killings during the February 2003 rebellion that ousted Aristide, will be flown to the neighboring Dominican Republic by helicopter on Sunday, the diplomat said. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement has not been made.

Independent Radio Kiskeya reported that Neptune already had been flown out late Saturday after doctors said a hunger strike had left him near death. The discrepancy could not immediately be reconciled.

An official at Port-au-Prince's international airport said they were on standby for the event but had not yet received confirmation from officials in Haiti's interim government, who could not be reached for comment.

Neptune initially was considered a traitor by Aristide loyalists when he handed power to an interim president, Boniface Alexandre, within days of Aristide's Feb. 29 flight as rebels led by former soldiers were converging on the capital.

At the time Neptune resisted pressure from diplomats and interim government officials, installed after U.S. troops arrived, to go into exile.

After his arrest in June, he became a rallying point for both militants demanding the release of hundreds of Aristide officials and loyalists jailed without charge, as well as for human rights activists demanding he be tried. Aristide is in exile in South Africa.

The interim government of Prime Minister Gerard Latortue accused Neptune of orchestrating the killing of Aristide opponents in the western town of St. Marc during the rebellion, allegations he denies.

Latortue had resisted months of international pressure to release Neptune.
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Green Left Weekly
http://www.greenleft.org.au/index.htm
May 4, 2005

HAITI: Former PM on hunger strike
by Alison Dellit

A little more than a year after US Marines kidnapped democratically elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and installedopponent Gerard Latortue as an interim prime minister, the world'sfourth poorest country remains in chaos. Although Aristide's Lavalas Movement is the most popular political party, the government remains
in power through the force of the Haitian police force, backed by United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) forces. The Haitian police have been widely condemned for human rights abuses. Amnesty International has documented numerous arbitrary arrests and summary executions of Lavalas members. On April 29,
Haitian police shot dead nine protesters at a march demanding the return of Aristide.

Adding to police violence are the terrorisation tactics of the former Haitian Army — CIA-trained thugs whose invasion provided cover for the coup against Aristide. These soldiers have been responsible forrape and murder rampages through the slum areas that constitute Aristide's support base, with neither the police nor MINUSTAH troops able or willing to stop it.

Meanwhile, disease and starvation stalk the country's population and a US$1 billion aid package promised after the coup by Westerncountries has failed to materialise.

Aristide has refused to accept the legitimacy of the interim government, and it is unclear whether Lavalas will agree to participate in elections scheduled for later this year, given the extremely violent political climate.

Four months after his installation, Latortue had Yvon Neptune, the prime minister under Aristide, arrested and charged with murder. On February 11, 2004, Neptune fought and defeated an armed gang-led uprising near the village of Saint-Marc. While Aristide’s opponents claim 50 people were killed by those under Neptune's command, the UN independent expert on human Rights in Haiti concluded there was no massacre. However, Latortue has pushed for his prosecution.

In mid-February, Neptune commenced a hunger strike, which continued until he was taken to a United Nations-run hospital on March 20. On April 17, however, he recommenced the hunger strike. By April 29, members of the Committee to Protect the Human rights of the Haitian People reported that he was “closer to death than to life. He wrote this letter to his supporters on April 20. (Translation by Serge
Bellegarde, Guy Antoine and Marilyn Mason.)

From the time I left the prime minister's residence on March 12, 2004... the source of my insecurity had been the government ... The government deprived me of my freedom of movement, together with my freedom to speak freely, with all the length and breadth and depth that the Constitution allows for this right to be exercised.
The hunger strike I began on February 20 was aimed at forcing the government to set me free and to stop being the cause of my insecurity.

Because of a promise the government had made that it was going to liberate me, I agreed to put an end to my hunger strike and to go to the Argentine Hospital under the jurisdiction of the MINUSTAH/United Nations.

Even while in that hospital, however, my insecurity continued because of the government's continuing refusal to set me free. That is why, while I was in the hospital managed by the Argentinians/MINUSTAH, I continued to resist so that the United Nations would require that the government free me and stop threatening my life. It was in the context of the dilatory tactics of this wicked government that I was obliged to resume my hunger strikewith even more force.

My friends, listen. This plot aims at keeping me in prison by all means for as long as possible; that is one objective. The second objective is to take me, no matter what the conditions, to Saint-Marc to continue the political humiliation.

Friends, listen: while I was already into the fifth day of my complete hunger strike, on April 21, having given me guarantees that nothing would happen to me, the United Nations forces took me, against my will, to a supposed prison villa in Pacot, close to the General Administration and Inspection Headquarters of the police, despite the fact that I had explained to the UN representative that this was a trap that the de-facto government had set up to implement the death plan it had for me. Above all, I told them that I would maintain my hunger strike in this supposed prison villa as long as I was not set free.

My friends, on April 22, early in the morning, a team of seven to 10 executioners I recognised from the prison system burst in on me to take me to Saint-Marc. I felt my life was in danger in the presence of these executioners; I told them I had not eaten, nor drunk anything in five days, and I asked them to leave me in peace because I was weak. When they picked me up with force, put me outside, and tried to handcuff me, I resisted for my life and I bit one of the many arms trying to force handcuffs on my wrists.

They drove me to Saint-Marc. I threw up all along the way. When we arrived in Saint-Marc, nothing was done. Supposedly, Mrs Cluny Pierre Jules, the supposed investigating judge, declared that she was not coming because she had not been previously notified.

When the UN representative received news of what the conditions were in Saint-Marc and of what kind of state I was in, he sent a helicopter to pick me up and take me back to Port-au-Prince, where I received some care in a UN ambulance which escorted me back to the supposed prison villa in Pacot.

I am continuing my hunger strike, so that I can regain my freedom and my security and so that the de facto government will stop threatening my life, while it continues to trample on my dignity. Yvon Neptune

Former prime minister
Member of the Lavalas Movement
Political prisoner
At the Prison in Pacot, Port-au-Prince From Green Left Weekly, May 4, 2005.

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See also:

Bush Administration 'Broke its own embargo to sell arms to Haiti police' ;

U.S. Funnels $7Million in Arms to Haiti's Puppet Regime, Death Squads
http://auto_sol.tao.ca/node/view/1303 ;

Failures of MINUSTHA: The Harvard Law School Report
l
;
Small Arms Survey report:
http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/publications/occasional.htm ;

MATTERS ABOUT THE BI-CENTENNIAL COUP TO BE INVESTIGATED

http://www.margueritelaurent.com/law/matterstoinvestigage.html ; and,

UN Security Council Goes to Haiti to stop Calls for Resignation of the
Latortue Regime and support U.N. troop accused of a failed mission and
of conducting summary executions ;


Human Rights Investigation Calls Haiti More Violent and More Inhuman”;
Report Documents U.S. Role in Chaotic Interim Government

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0129-28.htm

Download CSHR report at:
http://www.law.miami.edu/news/368.html
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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please call, e-mail and fax letters the officials listed below and your
local and national media.
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UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
PHONE: 011.509.244.9650.9660
FAX: 011.509.244.9366/67

Address MINUSTHA letters individually to:

Mr. Juan Gabriel Valdes, Kofi Annan's Special UN Envoy to Haiti

Lt. General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira, UN Military Commander
in Haiti

Mahamane Cisse-Guoro , UN Human Rights Office in Haiti

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THE UNITED NATIONS:
Fax No. (212) 963-4879
Hon. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General
United Nations
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
212-963-5012
inquiries@un.org
Fax No. (212) 963-4879
************

U.S. Ambassador to Haiti: James B. Foley

Fax: U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince - 011-509-223-9038 or
011-509-223-1641

Call: U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince - 011-509-223-4711
State Department Haiti Desk, Washington
202 -647-2901

Anthony Beaver/John Mariz, State Department Haiti Desk - 202- 647-5088

Email: noriegarf@state.gov (Roger Noriega Assistant Secretary of State
for Western Hemisphere Affairs;

BanksD@state.gov (Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer, U.S. Embassy,
Port-au-Prince)

SEND COPIES TO AS MANY OF THESE PEOPLE AS YOU CAN
including your
congressperson, local and national media (Visit contact for local & National media)
or the U.S. congress.

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Haiti's regime:
M. Bernard Gousse
Minister of Justice and Public Safety
9 Ave. Charles Sumner
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
c/o Embassy of the Republic of Haiti - Washington, DC
Fax 202 745-7215
**********

African Union Headquaters

P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Tel: (251) 1 51 77 00
Fax (251) 1 51 78 44
website: www.africa-union.org
email for President Alpha Oumar Konare: KonareAO@africa-union.org
**********

CARICOM & OAS


Call, e-mail, fax and write CARICOM: 011-592-226-9280,
webmaster@caricom.org

Call, e-mail, fax and/or write Huntley Medley, Public Relations
Consultant, Office of the Secretary-General, Tel: (592) -226-9280-9 or
227-4671 , Email: hmedley@caricom.org.

cc: OAS Leinaudi@oas.org, HunterJ14@aol.com,
gunter.burghardt@cec.eu.int, AntBar@oas.org, Argentina@oas.org,
Bahamas@oas.org, Barbados@oas.org, Belize@oas.org, Bolivia@oas.org,
Brazil@oas.org, Canada@oas.org, Chile@oas.org, Colombia@oas.org,
Costa-Rica@oas.org, Dominica@oas.org, Ecuador@oas.org,
ElSalvador@oas.org, Grenada@oas.org, Guatemala@oas.org, Guyana@oas.org,
Haiti@oas.org, Honduras@oas.org, Jamaica@oas.org, Mexico@oas.org,
Nicaragua@oas.org, Panama@oas.org, Paraguay@oas.org, Peru@oas.org,
Republica-Dominicana@oas.org, StKitt&Nevis@oas.org, StLucia@oas.org,
StVnG@oas.org, Suriname@oas.org, TnT@oas.org, Uruguay@oas.org,
USA@oas.org, Venezuela@oas.org, vze4ksd@verizon.net

cc: African Union:
Chairman of the African Union (AU), President Alpha Oumar Konare:
KonareAO@africa-union.

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SAMPLE LETTER #1

Hon. Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
By Fax: 212.963.4879

Cc:
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
c/o Office of UN General Secretary (New York)
By Fax: 212.963.4879

UN Human Rights Adviser Mahamane Cisse-Gouro
By e-mail: cisse-gouro@un.org.


May 1, 2005

Dear Mr. Secretary General,

Please find below an account by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network of the kind of "justice" that the UN troops are presiding over and sponsoring in Haiti, following the February 2004 coup against the constitutional government then led by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Prime Minister Yvon Neptune (currently near death).

Mr. Secretary General, will you stand by will Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, an innocent man, dies in the custody of MINUSTHA/Latortue guards and doctors. Will you continue to stand as Pontus Pilate, washing your hands and pretending to see or hear no evil in occupied Haiti? Yet, the record shows that all along you were kept abreast of the criminal actions of the puppet regime your U.N. troops are propping up in Haiti.

Sir, it is not too late to do at least one right thing on this disastrous U.N. policy in Haiti and save the life of Yvon Neptune. He does not want to go into forced exile and has been in prison, for a crime U.N. observes have already deternmine never happened. UN troops promised they would assure his liberation (See Yvon Neptune Letter dated April 20, 2005) but backed away from assuring his liberation and safety. He is now dying. Please, the U.N. should officially demand the immediate and unconditional release of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune. That would be the right and ethical use of U.N. power and mandate.

Sincerely,

Name:_____________
Location:___________(ie.Spring Valley, NY)
Email ____________

SAMPLE LETTER #2

Mahamane Cisse-Gouro, UN Human Rights Adviser
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
By e-mail: cisse-gouro@un.org
by FAX: 011.509.244.9366/67
PHONE: 403-4012 / 527-5274 or, 011.509.244.9650.9660

Cc:
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
c/o Office of UN General Secretary (New York)
Hon. Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
By Fax: 212.963.4879

Ambassador James B. Foley, U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince
By fax: - 011-509-223-9038 or 011-509-223-1641

Email: noriegarf@state.gov (Roger Noriega Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; BanksD@state.gov (Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer, U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince)

Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, Chief of Communications, United Nations Support Mission To Haiti
by e-mail: kongo-doudou@un.org

African Union, President Alpha Oumar Konare
Email: KonareAO@africa-union.org

*
Dear Mahamane Cisse-Gouro

Please see to it that the UN guarantees the safety of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and assure he is not forced into exile against his will but exonerated from trumped up charges he has served 10 months of prison time for.

The U.N., as the formost guarantor of human rights, should not be complicit in the detention and death of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and all the other prisoners of conscience in Haiti right now.

The Harvard report shows the human rights abuses and failures of the U.N. troops to fulfill
its mandate in Haiti since arriving in Haiti. It maintained the UN troops in Haiti were not only complicit in Haitian police abuses, but that there were "credible allegations of human rights abuses perpetrated
by MINUSTAH itself". This must stop begining with preserving the lives and freedoms of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, all the supporters of former President Arisitide now in jail and the people in Cite Soleil and throughout Haiti that the U.N. was sent to protect. Please see to it that there is no further kidnapping of duly appointed leaders of the Constitutional government of Haiti. Do not stand by idly while Yvon Neptune die or is forced into exile (another sort of death) against his will.

Sincerely,

(Name:____________
Address:
Phone: ______________)

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SAMPLE LETTER
(Sent from Canada to Prime Minister Martin from HLLN member Jean St Vil- May 1, 2005)

Mr. Prime Minister,

Please find below - (Yvon Neptune reportedly will be forced into exile by Marguerite Laurent, May 1, 2005 ) - an account by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network of the kind of "justice" that the Canadian government is sponsoring in Haiti, following the February 2004 coup against the constitutional government then led by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Prime Minister Yvon Neptune (currently near death).

Prime Minister Martin, do you still stand by your incredible December 2004 claim that "there are no political prisoners in Haiti"? Will you continue to stand as Pontus Pilate, washing your hands and pretending to see or hear no evil in occupied Haiti? Yet, the record shows that all along you were kept abreast of the criminal actions of the puppet regime your administration, among others, forced upon the Haitian people following the racist coup of 2004?

Sir, it is not too late to do at least one right thing on this disastrous foreign policy adventure where your imagined "responsibility to protect" has obviously turned into an unbearable nightware for the people of Haiti.

I do not know whether you will continue to wash your hands of all responsibility (self-claimed or other) or whether you will finally stand up as a true leader, conscious of his very real "obligation to respect human life and dignity", to help set the captives free in Haiti. Whatever your chosen path Mr. Prime Minister, let it be known that in the crowd of Canadians deathened by your loud silence and disgusted by the strategic inaction thus far, this one son of Haiti and citizen of Canada was not among those cheering on the local executioners and their foreign sponsors "crucify Prime Minister Neptune!". Rather, we will continue to call on all those associated with this imposed dictatorship to:

FREE NEPTUNE! FREE HAITI ! FREE ALL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE IN OCCUPIED HAITI!

Jean Saint-Vil
Gatineau, Canada

"In this generation, we will have to repent not merely for the awful words and actions of the bad people but also for the appalling silence of the good people" Dr. Martin Luther King (true humanitarian and real leader!).

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Fax to: U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince - 011-509-223-9038 or 011-509-223-1641
State Department Haiti Desk, Washington - 202 -647-2901

Call: U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince - 011-509-223-4711
Anthony Beaver/John Mariz, State Department Haiti Desk - 202- 647-5088

Email: noriegarf@state.gov (Roger Noriega Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; BanksD@state.gov (Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer, U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince)

SEND COPIES TO AS MANY OF THESE PEOPLE AS YOU CAN
_____________________________________________________________________

Fax No. (212) 963-4879
Hon. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General
United Nations
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

Dear Secretary-General Annan:


The UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, works closely with the Haitian police, often providing support for arrests that are made without a warrant. MINUSTAH's role in Haiti, its participation in arrest operations, and the UN's historical role in promoting human rights all place an obligation on you and on MINUSTAH to ensure that suspected wrongdoers are afforded justice and benefit from the basic guarantees of the Universal Declaration and the Haitian Constitution.

Prime Minister Yvon Neptune has been in jail, for a crime the international press, UN officials and human rights organizations say did not happen. PM Neptune has been on a hunger strike now, for the second time, for a week and is reported to be critically ill and close to death. He does not wish to go into exile and wishes only to be set free by order of a judge. For U.N. troops to help hold Yvon Neptune under the conditions he has been held under, without being charged, without trial or properly being presented before a judge, is in contradiction of the U.N. mandate to protect civilians and bring stability and security to Haiti. Moreover, in the case of PM Neptune, he maintains in his letter from jail dated April 20, 2005 that he initially went on his first hunger strike because MINUSTHA had promised he would be liberated from prison. This has not happened.

It's in violation of the basic guarantees of the Universal Declaration, the U.N. mandate, the guarantees enshrined in Haiti's Constitution to indefinitely incarcerated someone without formal charges or trial. Yvon Neptune does not wish to be sent into exile, for any reasons whatsoever. He wishes the interim government to release him as an exonerated man and to ensure his safety to live freely in Haiti from State-sponsored UN-backed oppression and jail. There are indications that U.N. doctors and the Haitian authorities may be conspiring to force him into exile under the pretext of getting "medical care" and then sit back as the Haitian authorities refuse him entry as a "wanted criminal." (See, Yvon Neptune reportedly will be forced into exile by Marguerite Laurent, May 1, 2005) Accordingly, I urge you to use all of your considerable influence with the interim Haitian government and the international community to ensure the safety of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and that he is immediately released from prison, allowed to live as a free man in Haiti and not be forced into exile.

Sincerely,
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With Copies to: kongo-doudou@un.org (Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, Chief of Communications, United Nations Support Mission To Haiti)

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Yvon Neptune's
Letter From
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Pacot
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April 20, 2005

(Kreyol & English)

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