Arcade Fire

February 12, 2011

Justice for Haiti

The return of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to Haiti provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for justice. Your help is needed to make sure that Duvalier’s victims obtain the day in court they deserve.  Jean-Claude Duvalier was one of the last century’s most notorious despots. For fifteen years, from 1971-1986, he terrorized Haiti. His army and the dreaded Tonton Macoutes death squad systematically beat, imprisoned, tortured and killed Duvalier’s political opponents and anyone who challenged his thugs’ authority. He looted hundreds of millions of dollars while the Haitian people starved.  Now, after a 25 year exile, he has returned to Haiti.   With the support of The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Haitian justice system is trying hard to prosecute Duvalier, but it needs help.

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