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save the life of
Prime Minister Yvon Neptune.
Report Dated June 10, 2005 From
family and Friends for Prime Minister Yvon Neptune
The Kreyol original of this letter from PM Yvon Neptune was translated
into English by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership
Network (See: HLLN note below)
June 10, 2005: Updated report from family
and friends who have visited former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune in the
so-called Villa Annex of the National Penitentiary
It will soon be 2 months since former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune again
took up a hunger strike to urge the de-facto government to relinquish
its stranglehold on his life and his freedom, and also to urge the United
Nations forces in the country to guarantee his safety.
The Haitian people and the whole world will remember that the United
Nations forces with the authorization of the de-facto government had
decided to transport former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune out of the country
because his hunger strike where he stopped takingfood or water had threatened
to stop the functioning of his kidneys which would have caused his death.
Former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune was well aware of this but at the
same time he understood clearly that this was a ploy to exile him. This
is why he turned down this seemingly humanitarian gesture until the
de-facto power would agree to grant him his freedom and the UN forces
would protect his life and adequately provide for his safety.
The Haitian people and the whole world know how much satisfaction former
Prime Minister Yvon Neptune's death would bring to certain sectors of
the so-called civil society and some of the politicians. We all remember
the rumors they spread and the scandal they made around his hunger strike
and the danger to his life.
At the same time he refused this humanitarian exile trap is when he
agreed to begin drinking water and taking medication on the recommendation
of a host of doctors including the head doctor of the country's prison
system who visited him at the Villa Annex of the National Penitentiary
where he has been sleeping on the floor.
Since then, as he presses ahead with the hunger strike, former Prime
Minister Yvon Neptune's physical condition continues to
deteriorate. Some days are very bad while other days are not so bad.
Throughout this ordeal his mental capacity has remained strong and clear.
Many representatives of foreign countries and the international community
have visited former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune in the prison cell where
the defacto power has had him locked up without cause for close to a
year now. Among these visitors have been representatives of the American
Government, the Canadian Government, the Organization of American States
(OAS), the UN, CARICOM, the African Union, etc.
The Haitian people and the whole world remember under what brutal conditions
the thugs of the National Penitentiary
dragged former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune from his cell to bring him
to St. Marc on April 22nd 2005. This was done despite the fact that
former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune was on the 5th day of a renewed hunger
strike without food or water to continue to exact his liberation.
The Haitian people and the entire world cannot forget that on that day
the judge conducting the inquiry, Judge Cluny Pierre Jules, did not
even come to court because it was later reported that she had not even
been informed by the de-facto power that former Prime Minister Yvon
Neptune would be brought there.
Some time after this violent incident, on May 15th, former Prime Minister
Yvon Neptune was visited by the American Congressman Kendrick Meek.
On that same day he was visited by former American Ambassador to the
United Nations Andrew Young who was accompanied by the Special Representative
of the UN Secretary General, Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, American
Ambassador to Haiti, James B. Foley, and Mr. Thierry Fagart, head of
the human rights division of the UN mission.
After all of these visits and the conversations and public statements
of the representatives of these foreign powers, it became evident to
former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune that despite all statements to the
contrary total control over his life, his freedom and his safety was
in the hands of the de-facto power. The de-facto power has been clamoring
all along that it had nothing to do with the politically vindictive
justice apparatus set up by this power after President Aristide was
forced out of the country.
It is in this context and with the guarantee of being accompanied by
special MINUSTHA security forces that former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune
found himself in the cabinet of Judge Cluny Pierre-Jules in St. Marc
on May 25, 2005. On that day there was no "renewed confidence"
in the "justice" of the defacto power by former Prime Minister
Yvon Neptune. Rather it was an occasion for him to once again affirm,
with all his might, his confidence in the law, in the process set forth
in the constitution, and in the conscience of people who believe in
true justice and persist in seeking out truth wherever it may be.
The information contained in this report is truthful and former Prime
Minister Yvon Neptune has endorsed it on June 10, 2005.
Former Prime Minister
Member of FANMI LAVALAS
Villa Annex of the National Penitentiary, Pacot
Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is critically ill but continues the hunger
strike protesting his illegal incarceration. He specifically
requested that HLLN translate this report from his family and friends
from the Kreyol into English and release it to the international community
and our peace and justice network.
Since this June 10, 2005 letter, endorsed by Yvon Neptune, and transcribed
on his behalf by family and friends, the judge
in charge of the case, dismissed the charges and ordered PM Yvon Neptune's
According to Ronald St-Jean, an order of dismissal of charges was given
by the magistrate in charge of the case, Clunie Pierre
Jules. (See, AHP June 21, 2005 report at: Neptune Update: http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/updatenept.html
This release order, according to Ronald St. Jean occurred the very day
the defacto Minister of Justice, Bernard Gousse announced his resignation.
However, it's been weeks since this ordered release and PM Yvon Neptune
continues to be incarcerated, giving credence to the often heard accusation
that the de-facto government and its international supporters do not
intend to release any of the political prisoners until after their proposed
elections (Read: selections) in Haiti.
The only public statement since judge Clunie Pierre Jules ordered the
case dismissed against Yvon Neptune has been by U.N. special representative,
Juan Gabriel Valdes asking for the release but making NO mention that
the judge in charge had look at the government's evidence and ordered
the case dismissed.
(See, Reuters June 23, 2005 article on our website at:
There are reports that the U.S.-backed Latortue government is interfering
with this judicial order and delaying further by demanding that presiding
Judge Clune Pierre Jules reconsider her decision.
With MINUSTHA taking over PNH functions, one wonders at the fate of
the political prisoners in Haiti. For, PM Yvon Neptune as for the thousands
of others illegally being held by Haitian police and authorities in
prison, nothing has changed. The atrocities continues that were legitimized
when the UN chose to side with thugs, killers and an unconstitutionally
imposed government rather than support democratic principles, the Constitutional
government and the people of Haiti asking for the return of their ousted
Help save Yvon Neptune's life.
* Ask that the administrative judge's order be upheld,
* Ask that there are no more delays
* Ask that PM Neptune be immediately released. Please call, e-mail and
fax letters to the officials listed (Contact information) below.
June 29, 2005
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
Please call, e-mail and fax letters the officials listed below.
FOR U.N. TROOPS IN HAITI:
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Or, Office of General Secretary (New York) - 212.963.4879 Fax | phone
212-963-5012 | Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juan Gabriel Valdes
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Haiti
011-509-244-9650 or 9660
fax 011-509 244 3512.
Lt. General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira
UN Military Commander in Haiti: 011-509-554-8074
Spokesperson for Gen. Pereira
011-509-510-2563, ext. 6303.
Head of Communications
Commissioner of CIVPOL
the UN Civilian Police in Haiti
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti
James B. Foley
U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince
State Department Haiti Desk, Washington - 202 -647-2901
U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince
Anthony Beaver/John Mariz
State Department Haiti Desk
Email: Roger Noriega
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Human Rights Officer, U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince)
Canadian Ambassador to Haiti,
Embassy of Canada
Telephone: (509) 249-9000
Fax: (509) 249-9920
M. Yves GAUDEUL
Ambassador of France in Haiti,
Embassy of France
51 place des Hèros de l'Independance - BP 312
Telephone: (509) 222-0952
Fax : (509) 223 5675
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* Demand the return of constitutional rule to Haiti by restoring all
elected officials of all parties to their offices throughout the country
until the end of their mandates and another election is held, as mandated
by Haiti's Constitution;
* Condemn the killings, illegal imprisonment and confiscation of the
property of supporters of Haiti's constitutional government and insist
that Haiti's illegitimate "interim government" immediately
cease its persecution and put a stop to persecution by the thugs and
murderers from sectors in their police force, from the paramilitaries,
gangs and former soldiers;
* Insist on the immediate release of all political prisoners in Haitian
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Support the enactment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's T.R.U.T.H Act which
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the democratically elected President and government of Haiti.
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