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- Monday, June 06, 2011 11:51 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The Orphe Shadda Camp sits adjacent to the Hinota Toyota Dealership on Route de Delmas, and in the past month has been under increasing pressure to disband by the dealership, even resulting in a death.
According to Bri Kouri Nouvel Gaye (BKNG) , which estimates the camp's population to be at about 200, says that they had been receiving visits from the car dealership's co-owner and landowner, Jean Mark Saliba, who has been pressuring the displaced to leave.
President of the tent camp's committee, Terrior Merion, told BKNG "we want to go and leave this land because this is not where we lived before January 12, we just want another space where we can go because at the moment we have nowhere else to go."
BKNG learned from the persons at the camp that on May 12 2011, Jean Mark Saliba and the dealership's Chief of Security, Rosevelt Cherie, showed up at 8 AM with 4 other security agents in uniform and placed a padlock and chain on the gate entering into the tent camp.
Saliba and the security began to force people to move and people began to resist. It is said that during the scuffle one of the security officers hit Thelucia Ciffren, 51, in her head causing her to fall and bleed. The reports indicate that she died on route to the hospital.
Camp residents in anger managed to hold three of the security agents from leaving until the police could arrive but Saliba and Cherie had fled the scene and were in hiding.
After 3 days, Walies Jean Baptiste, the husband of the departed Ciffren, brought the complaint to the justices of Delmas, but the 3 security officers who had been apprehended, had already been released.
BKNG received a quote from Jean Baptiste who said "I felt humiliated in my own country because I have already been the victim of a natural catastrophe. And now I am continuing to be a victim of injustice under the hand of the landowner and the Haitian state which doesn’t respect the rights of internally displaced people.”
Walies Jean Baptiste, his three children, accompanied by several hundred others from the camp, organized a sit-in at the Hinoto Toyota building. Showing frustration that the alleged murders of Ciffren were free and working.
As a response to the demonstrations, Jean Mark Saliba returned to the camp on June 3, 2011 accompanied by police, a representative of town hall, and 2 justices of the peace, who witnessed an eight day notice to leave the camp.
Walies Jean Baptiste continues to ask for justice and reparations for the death of his wife at the hands of the Toyota Hinoto security on May 12, 2011. He is also asking the Haitian government to give him another place to go so they won’t continue to be victims at the hands of Saliba who threatens to put the people out without any resources.
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Fonte: Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye