30, 2005 Clifford Larose update:
The former director of APENA (National Prison Administration) during
the Aristide government, Clifford Larose, was finally released after
being incarcerated for two weeks. He has said he believes he is a victim
of the Latortue regime's campaign to incarcerate in order to keep Lavalas
outside the electoral process.
HLLN appreciates and thanks
all our letter writers. Your letters helped to liberate Mr. Larose.
Please keep on writing on behalf of the other prisoners in Haiti many
of whom have been ordered released, but remain unlawfully imprisoned.
Especially ask for the release of all performing artists,
such as Jean Rénald Bruno, better known as Ti Pay, Annette Auguste
(Sò Anne), and Yvon Antoine. Because there are no precise charges
against them, said their lawyers, it appears that they have been arrested
because of their presumed affiliation with Lavalas.
According to a recent AHP
article " Jean Rénald Bruno and several other imprisoned
artists participated in the 2004 Carnaval despite the armed anti-Aristide
insurrection going on at that time.
Their merengue was especially critical of those who, as they said, wish
to take power through devious means that the constitution does not recognize."
Please help these artists.
Don't let them rot in Latortue's jails. Write to the Haitian Ambassador
in Washington, the police chief in Haiti, the prosecutor for Port-au-Prince,
the international human rights organizations, the U.S. State Dept and
major and local media. Demand the release of all the political prisoners
in Haiti, especially the artists, but also the release of many high-ranking
Lavalas officials and activists locked away without having been brought
before a judge as required by law. They include former Interior Minister
Jocelerme Privert, the former government delegate in
the South department, Jacques Mathelier, and Prime
Minister Yvon Neptune.
Demand for Chief Public
Prosecutor in Port-au-Prince, JEAN PIERRE DANIEL AUDAIN
to immediately release all prisoners who have been ORDERED RELEASED
by a judge, such as 70-year old grandmother, Annette Auguste; Prime
Minister Yvon Neptune; Jacques Mathelier and the other political prisoners
who have been ordered released by judges, but REMAIN
Appeal also to Leon
Charles, Haiti's National Police Director with copies of the
letters to: the interim Gerard Latortue; Justice Minister Bernard Gousse;
Police Commissioner David Beer, United Nations Stabilization Mission
in Haiti, and, UN Special Representative Juan Gabriel Valdes
to denounce the prison killings in Haiti, call for an investigation,
demand that the authorities provide security to all the other detainees,
particularly prison detainees who have been threatened with beatings
and executions if they talk about having witnessed the massacre and
allow detainees access to their families, lawyers and to medical assistance
to Haiti: James B. Foley
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Roger
Noriega Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs;
BanksD@state.gov (Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer,
U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince)
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Or, Office of General Secretary (New York) - 212.963.4879
** Kofi Annan's Special UN Envoy to Haiti: Mr.
Juan Gabriel Valdes
** UN Military Commander in Haiti: Lt. General
Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira
** UN Human Rights Office in Haiti: Mahamane
Please Fax the MINUSTAH office Attention
to the 3 listed above. Better yet, send 3 separate letters addressing
SEND COPIES TO AS MANY OF THESE PEOPLE AS YOU
Hon. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
With Copies to: email@example.com
(Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, Chief of Communications, United Nations Support
Mission To Haiti)
See Amnesty International
urgent action release for Haitian police contact information. Letters
may be fashioned from our other urgent acation alerts or from the "Release
political prisoners" urgent
action alert page.
ALERT - January 25, 2005
(The Spanish equivalent of this Urgent Action Alert follows the English
PLEASE SEND APPEALS
Domincan Republic officials not extradite Haitian national, Clifford
H. Larose, or any other exiles, back to Haiti's death regime
Please call, e-mail and fax letters the officials listed below. Demand
Dominican officials not extradite Haitian national, Clifford H. Larose,
to Haiti's abusive death regime, especially in light of the recent prison
massacres in Haiti.(See Amnesty Internationals
Alert on Prison Killings in Haiti. Those deported to Haiti to be
put in prison right now are in grave danger of summary execution, especially
if they are supporters of the Constitutional government these defacto
authorities illegally replaced.
Tell the Dominican Republic: DON’T
EXTRADITE CLIFFORD H. LAROSE AND OTHER HAITIAN POLITICAL EXILES AND
REFUGEES! Save a life. Prevent more unmerited
Since the February 29, 2004 coup d’état in Haiti, there
is no rule of law in
Haiti. Pro-democracy and Lavalas activists have been hunted down by
Haitian police and paramilitaries. More than 100,000 people have been
into hiding. More than 10, 000 people have been forced into exile in
countries including the Dominican Republic.
Among those persons is
Clifford H. Larose whose only crime is having been an official in President
Aristide’s democratically elected government. Mr. Larose, who
has been residing in the Dominican Republic, faces extradition based
on the same vague, unsubstantiated charges and trumped up accusations
holding elected officials like former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and
others in Haiti's jails today.
In view of the Latorture regime's psychopathic agenda and witch hunt
against all former Constitutional appointees, supporters and officials
and the documented extra-judicial practices of the current defacto Minister
of Justice, Bernard GOUSSE and police chief, LEON CHARLES, in Haiti,
combined with the fact Mr. Clifford H. Larose used to run the National
Penitentiary under the Constitutional government with no massacres whatsoever
reported under his reign, Clifford H. Larose's return to Haiti is practically
a certain death sentence.
All the current human rights investigative reports show detailed evidence
of how under the Latortue/Gousse "Justice Apparatus" in Haiti
Miami Law Center's recent human rights investigative report on Haiti
) even detainees/prisoners who have been before
a judged and cleared of charges remain in prison based solely on the
edicts and whims of Justice Minister Bernard Gousse; Haiti's National
Police Director, Leon Charles; Police Commissioner, David Beer; Chief
Public Prosecutor in Port-au-Prince, Jean Pierre Daniel Audain, and
the U.S. imported Haitian Prime Minister, Gerald Latorture.
For further information on the human rights situation in Haiti, visit
and www.margueritelaurent.com/law/lawpress.html. For more information
current events in Haiti, log onto www.haitiaction.net.
Please contact the following officials with the message NO
EXTRADITION OF CLIFFORD LAROSE and other political refugees.
DR. CARLOS SUBERO ISA, President, Supreme Court of
1-809-533-3191 ext. 331 and 322; fax: 1-809-508-2724 o 1-809-532-2906;
LIC. DANILO MEDINA, Secretario De La Presidencia, telephone
LIC. CARLOS MORALES TRONCOSO, Secretario Relaciones Exteriores,
1-809-533-1923, 1-809-535-6280 and 1-809-535-6848
Ms. SANDRINE DESAMOURS, UNHCR Republica Dominicana, telephone
1-809-732-7121, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing with regards to the case of Mr. Clifford Larose. Mr. Larose
been legally living in the Dominican Republic. His only “crime”
been a civil servant to a democratically elected government of Haiti.
If he is extradited to Haiti, where there is currently no functioning
judicial system, Mr. Larose faces certain death at the hands of politically
I join with people of conscience throughout the Americas in demanding
Larose and other political exiles not be forcibly removed to Haiti,
the rule of law has been subverted by a coup d’état.
**** Spanish Version****
Comuníquele a la República Dominicana: NO EXTRADICIONE
A CLIFFORD LAROSE Y
LOS OTROS EXILADOS.
Desde la fecha del golpe de estado del 29 de febrero del 2004, no existe
estado de ley en Haïti. Activistas pro-democracia y partisanos
Lavalas han sido perseguidos por la policía y por la fuerzas
extajudiciales. Mas de 100,000 personas viven escondidos en Haïti.
10,000 personas viven en el exilio en muchos paises incluyendo la Republica
Entre estos individuos se encuetra el Sr. Clifford H. Larose –
crimen, el ser un oficial en el gobierno legítimo del Presidente
El Sr. Larose, quien ha estado viviendo legalmente en en la República
Dominicana enfrenta la extradidición por acusaciones falsas.
a Haïti es una una sentencia de muerte!
Para mas informacion sobre la situacion actual de derechos humanos en
visite a www.ijdh.org y www.margueritelaurent.com/law/lawpress.html.
mas información sobre la situación actual en Haïti:
Por favor contacto los oficiales siguientes con el mensaje NO
EXRADICION DE CLIFFORD LAROSE Y OTROS EXILADOS. Ver
ejemplo mensaje abajo.
DR. CARLOS SUBERO ISA, Presidente Suprema Corte De
809)533-3191 ext. 331 Y 322; fax a: 1-809-508-2724 o 1-809-532-2906;
electónico a : email@example.com
LIC. DANILO MEDINA, Secretario De La Presidencia, telefono
LIC. CARLOS MORALES TRONCOSO, Secretario Relaciones Exteriores,
1-809- 533-1923 o 1-809-535-6280 y 1-809-535-6848
Ms. SANDRINE DESAMOURS, UNHCR Republica Dominicana, telefono 1-809-732-7121,
corréo electónico a firstname.lastname@example.org
Estimado Señor o Señora:
Le escribo con respecto al caso del Sr. Clifford Larose. El Sr. Lasore
estado viviendo en la República Dominicana. Su único crimen
es el hecho de
ser un empleado civil del gobierno democráticamente elegido deHaïti.
Si es extradicionado a Haïti, donde no existe un sistema jurídico
el Sr. Larose entrentaría en pena de muerte por sus enemigos
Yo me úno al pueblo Pan-americano al exigir que el Sr. Larose
y los otros
exilados políticos no sean mandados a Haïti, donde el mandato
de la Ley ha
sido subvertido por un golpe de estado.