top
Haiti
Haiti
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Haiti | International
Free Haiti’s Political Prisoners: Pictures From Emergency Vigil
by Z
Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
Pictures from March 28th Emergency Vigil For Haiti In San Francisco's Civic Center
1_banner1.jpg
It has been a crime for Haitians to express their solidarity with President Aristide since the February 2004 coup, a crime punishable by summary execution in thousands of cases. Those who aren't killed are put in jail just for expressing their support for Lavalas [Aristide's party], even wearing Aristide t-shirts in peaceful demonstrations. Their continued imprisonment underscores the US government's disregard for Haiti's people and its constitution, and the complete dissolution of free speech, association and press in Haiti. This is the situation that has kept Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Minister of Interior Jocelerme Privert, and Lavalas activist Annette Auguste, along with hundreds of grassroots activists, labor leaders and residents of poor neighborhoods jailed in miserable conditions.

The situation of the prisoners, dramatized by Prime Minister Neptune and Minister Privert’s recent hunger strike, is urgent. On March 7th, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) flew to Haiti to visit the Prime Minister, who has been imprisoned since June 2004 without charges. He refused to quit the hunger strike until the injustice of his confinement is addressed. Just days later, he fell into a coma and was hospitalized. Congresswoman Waters called for the release of the Prime Minister and all Haiti’s political prisoners.

http://haitiaction.net/News/HAC/3_22_5.html
§Crowd
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
2_crowd.jpgc3bzwp.jpg
More On Haitian Political Prisoners:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00250.htm
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=55&ItemID=7502
§Censored
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
3_censored.jpg
§Free Haiti's Political Prisoners
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
4_free_haiti_prisoners.jpg
§Let Haiti Live
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
5_let_haiti_live.jpg
§Peace And Liberty
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
6_peace_and_liberty.jpg
§Pierre Labossiere
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
7_pierre2.jpg
Articles By Labossiere:
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=6546
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/labossierre-collapan.html
http://www.selvesandothers.org/view1003.html
§Stop Killing Haiti
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
8_stop_killing_haiti.jpg
§Haitian Flag
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
9_haitian_flag.jpg
§Pictures From The Vigil
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
10_un_troops.jpg
§Pierre Labossiere
by Z Monday Mar 28th, 2005 9:46 PM
11_pierre.jpg
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 186.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network