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Death Threats Against Lancet's Haiti Human Rights Investigator

category central america / caribbean | repression / prisoners | non-anarchist press author Wednesday September 13, 2006 02:19author by J. Emersberger & J. Sprague Report this post to the editors

"You are a dog ... you should die. We are going to necklace you," whispered a British-accented caller into the phone. It was the latest in a round of death threats that Athena Kolbe, Human Rights Investigator and Master's level social worker at Wayne State University, had received. According to police officials, Kolbe first began receiving threatening calls at home and on her cell phone at 4:00 AM on the morning of Monday September 4.
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Lancet Study

The Lancet article titled "Human Rights Abuse and Other Criminal Violations in Port-au-Prince Haiti: A Random Survey of Households" exposes massive human rights violations in Haiti, under the foreign-installed interim government of Gerald Latortue. It estimates that 8000 persons were murdered and approximately 35000 sexually assaulted in the greater Port-au- Prince area between February 2004 and December 2005. More than 90% percent of the sexual assaults reported in the study-involved penetration, explained the authors.
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Once again we have moved all comments discussing the funding of Batay Ouvriye to the thread we created for this purpose. The comments related to this article start atww47 but its recommended that those interested in this controversy read the entire thread which should prove instructive in revealing the methodology being used.

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