Further information on UA 42/94 (AMR 36/07/94, 9 February) - Haiti: fear for safety / extrajudicial execution: Ronald Pierre, Jance Pierre, Henri Eliassin (extrajudicially executed); Jean-Pierre Josue, Saintil Alcidor, Gerald Michel
EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 36/09/94
4 March 1994
Further information on UA 42/94 (AMR 36/07/94, 9 February 1994) - Fear for
HAITI: Extrajudicial Execution:
Ronald PIERRE, Jance PIERRE, Henri ELIASSIN
Fear for Safety:
Dr. Fernand HACHETTE, Jean-Pierre JOSUÉ, Saintil ALCIDOR,
Gérald MICHEL and all other members of the Projet Association
d'Education des Pasteurs pour le Développement (PAEPD), Project
Association of Education of Clergymen for Development
NEW NAMES: Fear for Safety:
Beaucicot Jean Fritz DESTRA - Secretary of the PAEPD,
Joël ALCINDOR, Ogéne BERTRAND, St Maccelot MAZILE,
Joseph Edner PIERRE, Joachim TANAZY, Enrillio GÉNESTÉ,
Emmanuel JEAN PIERRE, Jean Facile MARCELLUS, Felix Jean PIERRE,
Dezius BERNALDO and all members of their families
Amnesty International has learned that no attempt was ever made to arrest
Dr. Fernand Hachette, as reported in the original UA. He has now left the
country and his life is therefore not in danger.
Amnesty International has also received information about abuses to other
members of the PAEPD. Since the killing of Ronald Pierre in September 1993
all have been subjected to threats and harassment by armed men in civilian
clothes, believed to be linked to the security forces.
Beaucicot Jean Fritz Destra, the Secretary of the PAEPD, has been harassed
on several occasions since September 1993. On 20 October his mother and
sister were seized, apparently by armed men, and held for a short period in
On two occasions in September 1993 armed men came to the home of Joël
Alcindor and demanded that his wife say where he was hiding. On 20 October
he was attacked in the street, but managed to get away.
Since 16 September 1993 Ogéne Bertrand has been in fear for his life and
has been forced to move around. After moving from Port-au-Prince to Les
Cayes, he was questioned by unknown men about what he was doing there and
had to move to another place.
On 17 September 1993 armed men came to the home of St Maccelot Mazile and
harassed members of his family.
On 23 September 1993 three armed men came to the home of Joseph Edner
Pierre and demanded to see his son Jance Pierre, who was later killed on 5
December (see original UA). On 27 January 1994 armed men came to the home
of Joseph Edner Pierre once again and smashed down the door.
On 28 September 1993 an attempt was made to abduct Joachim Tanazy, but he
managed to escape. Two days later armed men came to his home where they
found his wife whom they beat and demanded to know where they could find
her husband. They also demanded money from her.
On 26 November 1993 Enrillio Génesté was severely beaten and had his arm
fractured by armed men. On 13 December armed men came to his home where
they found his wife whom they beat, while demanding that she tell them
where they could find her husband.
On 29 November 1993 the home in Les Cayes of Emmanuel Jean Pierre, Cultural
Secretary of the PAEPD, was searched. His wife and children were beaten
and his animals were killed.
On 9 December 1993 armed men came to the home of Jean Facile Marcellus. On
not finding him at home they attacked his wife, who now lives in fear for
her life. On 15 January 1994 armed men came to their home once again. This
time they reportedly beat both Jean Facile Marcellus and his wife. The
armed men returned again on 22 January and demanded money. Jean Facile
Marcellus was also threatened by unknown men on 3 February 1994.
On 15 December 1993 Felix Jean Pierre was arrested and beaten by armed men
in Jacmel, South East department, but managed to escape. Armed men also
came to the home of Dezius Bernaldo.
All these members of the PAEPD have since been in hiding.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters either in French or English or in your own language, or
call by telephone:
- expressing concern at reports that members of the Projet Association
d'Education des Pasteurs pour le Développement (PAEPD) have reportedly been
subjected to threats and harassment;
- urging that steps are taken to guarantee the physical security of all
members of the PAEPD;
- urging prompt and impartial investigations into these allegations, that
the findings be made public and that those found responsible be brought to
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces:
Monsieur le Général Raoul CEDRAS
Commandant-en-chef des Forces armées d'Haiti
Grand Quartier général des Forces armées d'Haiti
Rue Geffrard, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Telegrams: Commandant-en-Chef des Armées d'Haiti Cedras, Port-au-Prince,
Telephone: + 509 22 3935
Telexes: 20391 gqfadh
Faxes: + 509 23 9007, + 509 23 9407
Salutation: Monsieur le Général / Dear General
Chief of National Police:
Monsieur le Lt.Colonel Michel FRANÇOIS
Chef de la Police nationale, Grand Quartier général de la police
Telegrams: Chef, Police Nationale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Salutation: Monsieur le Lt. Colonel / Dear Lt. Colonel
Anti-gang investigation and research service:
Monsieur le Capitaine Joanis JACKSON
Chef du Service d'investigation
et de recherches anti-gang
Telegrams: Chef du Service d'investigation et de recherches anti-gang,
Salutation: Monsieur le Capitaine / Dear Captain
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Haiti en Marche
173 N.W. 94 St
Miami, FL33150, USA
N.B. No further copies of appeals should be sent to the World Health
and to diplomatic representatives of Haiti accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 15 April 1994.