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Haiti: New Attacks on Cite Soleil Residents by UN Troops
Urgent Action Alert: The Haiti Action Committee has received eyewitness reports over the past four days from Cite Soleil that UN troops have launched a new round of attacks on the residents there, killing at least three civilians and gravely wounding others. According to the preliminary reports:
On Wednesday, November 23rd, UN troops killed one man who was a maker of kitchen utensils when they fired into his shop near his home; 5 reported wounded.
Over the weekend, UN troopsx98led by Jordanian soldiersx98killed two more Cite Soleil residents, husband and wife, and wounded 8 people. More people could have been killed and woundedx98further investigation is required.
Residents in Cite Soleil are once again trapped and under siege. This could be a massacre that is in the making as we send out this alert. Unfortunately, the UN troops have already demonstrated on July 6th, 2005, and again on other occasions that they will shoot and kill men, women and children in their homes, in their beds, and as they go about their daily chores. Now is the time to act -- to let them know the world is watching and demands an end to the killings!
Contact the following officials and demand that they intervene to stop the siege on the residents of Cite Soleil:
* Craig G. Mokhiber
Deputy Director, NY Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ph: 917-367-5208 mokhiber [at] un.org
* Juan Gabriel Valdes
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Haiti
Phone: 011-509-244-9650 or 9660 Fax 011-509 244 3512
* Thierry Fagart
Human Rights Chief, UN Mission in Haiti
Ph: 011-509-510-3183 or 3185 - ext. 6360 fagart [at] un.org
* US Embassy in Haiti Telephones: 011-509-223-4711...222-0200 or 0354...Fax: 011-509-223-1641 or 9038 Email to Dana Banks, Human Rights Officer: BanksD [at] state.gov
OVER THE WEEKEND OR AT NIGHT -- Call 011-509-222-0200 and press "0" for emergency.
***Be sure to contact your local media, and ask that they cover these atrocities.
Please check http://www.haitiaction.net for updates on what is happening.