Face à l’Opinion: Senator Jean-Robert Sabala on the November 1987 Election Violence and the US’s Seizure of FRAPH Records, 28 Nov. 1995

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Face à l’Opinion: Senatè Jean-Robert Sabala sou Vyolans Eleksyon Novanm 1987/Etazini ki Pran Dosye FRAPH, 28/11/1995 (1)

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Senator Jean-Robert Sabala, former head of the electoral commission (CEP), recalls the events of November 29, 1987 when soldiers and former members of the Duvalier militia massacred voters at Ruelle Vaillant, cutting short the first elections scheduled since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship. Sabala also discusses the removal of more than 60,000 pages of documents of the right-wing paramilitary organization FRAPH (Front pour l’Avancement et le Progrès Haïtien) by US marines when they returned elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide to Haiti in October 1994. These documents were classified as secret by the US Department of Defense. Interview Jean Dominique.

For more information:

Haiti Accuses U.S. of Holding Data Recovered by G.I.’s (New York Times, 28 November 1995)

U.S. Agrees to Return Documents Soldiers Confiscated in Haiti (New York Times, 7 December 1995)

Cables Show U.S. Deception on Haitian Violence (New York Times, 6 February 1996)

 

 

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