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Concerns Raised Over Planned Gang Raid in Haiti

Expand People go about their day in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. © 2020 AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell Last week Haiti’s minister of justice and public security announced that government forces would conduct a raid to curb gang violence in Village de Dieu, a low-income neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. He gave “good people” 72 hours to leave, saying that the government was “not responsible” for what happened afterward. These are extremely worrying statements in a country where past raids in slums have led to egregious abuses, including killings and rape. A day after the April 24…

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