On December 14th, 2011, the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) received a complaint in its office, alleging an incident in which three (3) Haitian citizens were brutally beaten by officers of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Given the gravity of the facts given by the above individuals and the many different injuries and bruises seen on their bodies, RNDDH decided to immediately undertake an investigation in order to learn more about the incident. RNDDH also proposes to share with everyone interested in the issue, the findings of its investigation.
As part of this investigation, RNDDH, after obtaining the first information of individuals abused, visited the scene and spoke with:
- Members of the population;
- Witnesses of a portion of the incident;
- The Justice of the Peace Court of Peace of Cite Soleil, Léonel MARCELUS;
- A MINUSTAH patrol…..