UA 32/94 - Haiti: fear for safety / extrajudicial execution: Staff and children at the Centre d'Education Populaire children's home and the orphanage "Lafanmi Selavi"; Saurel Guerrier (killed)
Saurel Guerrier, aged 17, was reportedly shot and killed on 15 January 1994 in Port-au-Prince. According to reports, his assailant, known as Jodell, is a member of the Front Revolutionnaire pour l'Avancement et le Progres Haitien (FRAPH), a group widely reported as being a front for the attaches. Saurel Guerrier was a resident at the "Centre d'Education Populaire", one of three children's homes in Port-au-Prince. Sources in Haiti have suggested that his assailant may have mistakenly believed that he was connected to the children's home "Lafanmi Selavi", which was founded by president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and which has been the subject of frequent attacks and harassment. There is now concern for the safety of all children and staff at the two children's homes.