FJKL Condemns Authorities' Inaction and Silence Amid 29 Summary Executions in Lower Artibonite

The wave of terror sweeping through the lower Artibonite region has already claimed 29 lives. Summary executions perpetrated during July 2023, in the indifference of state authorities, have been condemned by the Fondasyon Je Klere (FJKL) in a statement addressing these killings. "Acknowledging one's limitations and stepping down when unable to do anything is an act of greatness," FJKL reminded Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Michelson Césaire
Par Michelson Césaire
03 Aug 2023 | Lecture : 3 min.

FJKL described July 2023 as a true nightmare for the residents of Liancourt, l’Estère, Petite-Rivière de l’Artibonite, and Verrettes in the Artibonite department. The toll is heavy: 29 summary executions in the lower Artibonite in less than a month, along with around ten abductions, several cases of rape, and dozens of homes looted and/or set on fire.

According to the human rights organization, the atrocities committed by the "Gran Grif" and "Kokorat sans ras" gangs against the populati


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