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BLACK LIVES MATTER IN
HAITI AND EVERYWHERE! STOP SUPPORTING THE ELECTORAL COUP IN HAITI! STOP
TERROR AGAINST THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!
lives count. Count Haitian votes. Annul Haiti’s stolen election. Stop
repressing those who are demanding electoral
polling data and human rights organizations’, media and eyewitness reports of
massive fraud in the October 25th Haitian Presidential and Legislative election
(see article), the OAS and US State Department have now refused
Haitians’ demands to invalidate the election – the US poured at least $30
million of tax payers’ money into this fraudulent election. The current
US-backed President Michel Martelly handpicked Haiti’s Provisional Electoral
Council (CEP). On November 24th this same CEP declared that a functionary of
Martelly’s party, Jovenel Moise, along with Jude Celestin, were the top vote
getters. The CEP has scheduled a run-off election between these two for December
their revolution in 1804 where those enslaved rose up and defeated their
colonial masters establishing the first Black republic and made the way for the
ending of slavery in the Americas, Haiti has been punished for their boldness.
The people have remained determined to complete their revolution and to
establish their self-determination. Haitians have taken to the streets in the
tens of thousands to denounce the October 25th election as a fraud
and an assault on democracy. SEE
Additionally, Fanmi Lavalas, the party of the popular former-President of Haiti
Jean Bertrand Aristide, has formally contested the vote and has brought a claim
against Haiti’s Electoral Council before the Inter-American Commission for Human
little or no coverage in the mainstream US media, there is now a terror campaign
directed against those calling for democracy in Haiti. Supporters of opposition
parties have been shot and killed, and police have attacked demonstrators with
tear gas, batons, and live and rubber bullets. In one incident, caught on
camera, a unit of the Haitian police called BRI attacked two young men in Rue
des Remparts, Port-au-Prince. See the Fanmi Lavalas Facebook page for several videos including a
graphic and very upsetting video of this crime.
We the undersigned endorse the call from
Haitians for international solidarity with the people of Haiti and call on the
US government to:
·Rescind US support for this “electoral
·Support the people’s demand for
invalidation of the August 9th and October 25th election
and for new and transparent elections.
·Stop the US-financed terror campaign
against Haiti’s poor majority who are fighting for democracy.
if any____________________________________ Date________________
Tell US officials, the UN and countries
participating in the UN occupation of Haiti that Haiti’s stolen election must be
declared invalid and new elections held, and that shooting and other repression
against Haitians who demand transparency in their election must be
Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General email@example.com
Boutaud de la Combe, Spokesperson and Deputy Chief of Communication of the UN
Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH ) Cell Phone: +(509) 3702-9042
Bureau: +(509) 2229-6700 (ext 2691) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representatives and Senators: (+1) 202-224-3121
ØContact the Congressional Black
Caucus (+1) 202-226-9776
Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Fanmi Lavalas demanded the right to review the tally
sheets. The CEP sent the matter to the National Electoral Office of
Contestations (NEOC) who selected a sample of Tally Sheets.
·The Executive Director of
the National Human Rights Defence Network confirmed that irregularities in 98%
of the Tally Sheets under review reflected massive acts of fraud aimed at
changing the results of the elections and that the beneficiary of the fraudulent
Tally Sheets was the candidate of Haiti’s outgoing President
·While Haiti’s Electoral
Decree provides for the expulsion from the race of any candidate who benefits
from a finding of fraud, yet the Electoral Council refused to disqualify the
government candidate (Jovenel Moise).
·The CEP recognized that
fraud and irregularities were discovered in a random sampling of Tally Sheets
but yet determined further investigation was not warranted and moved ahead to
confirm the election result.
reported, among other things, “intimidation”, “too many anomalies”, and that
“the secrecy of the ballot was compromised”. They have called for “more
transparency in the processing of the Tally Sheets”.
Haitians have protested continually against government
repression and corruption, and for free and fair elections. It is only because
of their pressure that the recent elections took place. They are now fighting
for their votes to be honored. Haitian lives count. Count Haitian votes.