By Fighting Words Staff
The following is a press release from Fanmi Lavalas dated April 15, 2019, and translated to English by the Haiti Action Committee. This statement condemns the violent repression against the Haitian people. Fighting Words is publishing this statement in solidarity and support of the Haitian people.
Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization strongly condemns the many assassinations and massacres that are taking place against community residents of Lasalin, Waf Jeremi, Tokyo and other areas with the support of government representatives that began last November and are continuing today. These actions that must revolt the conscience of everyone in the country are taking place day and night; despite the unending cries for help by community residents, the government has remained silent and has done nothing to provide assistance.
Human rights organizations, civil society, the moral conscience of everyone in general must be awakened to come together with these community residents to put an immediate end to this intolerable situation which should not be occurring in a civilized country. Every person is a human being, and every human being has the right to live in security under the protection of the law, as the constitution of the country requires.
Fanmi Lavalas once again vigorously condemns this situation. We ask everyone who is engaged in the movement to create a new model of government to be in active solidarity with the people who are being robbed, raped, killed, and burned because we are all human beings and we are brothers and sisters. Today it is them; if we remain silent, tomorrow it may be worse for the residents of other neighborhoods and other parts of the country.
Alone we are weak,
Together we are strong
All together we are Lavalas.
Executive Committee of Fanmi Lavalas
Dr. Maryse Narcisse
Mr. Joël Vorbe
Dr. Jean Myrto Julien
Agr. Anthony Dessources