Crisis in Haiti: Appeal for dialogue between civil society and political sectors, after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse

By Published in French by AlterPresse, July 12, 2021

Joint press release from various organizations and individuals in Haiti, dated July 8, 2021

At the invitation of the ‘Commission for the search for a solution to the crisis’ - CRSC - us, a coalition of civil society organizations from the country as well as from the diaspora, political parties, coalitions of political parties, individuals, denounce and declare to fight this act which has no other name than that of a coup d'état. This coup was perpetrated on the night of Tuesday July 6 to Wednesday July 7, 2021, by local elements, allied with international bodies.

This coup d'état in a coup d'état plunges the country into an unparalleled crisis and threatens our country in many ways (strengthening of the dictatorship, foreign occupation, destruction of all the sovereign institutions of our country).

The purpose of this coup is to renew and strengthen the traditional system that has created injustice and exclusion. The state of siege was declared to cover up repression and political crimes. As well as maintain the same political and economic power dynamics that led Haiti to the catastrophe we are experiencing today.

The use of violence in politics must stop! We do not condone any assassination!

We salute the diligence of the population, who have understood that these events are not for their benefit. We ask them to remain vigilant and mobilized so that this coup is not successful.

We ask the national police, whose mission is to protect lives and property, to respect the exercise of civil and political rights of citizens.

We ask the population to keep calm and not to give in to any manipulation. Let us make no pretext for the self-proclaimed leaders to seek support for foreign intervention.

We strongly condemn the United-Nations violation of its own democratic charter. The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Haiti, Madame Lalime, supports a former Prime Minister who hastened to seize political power that no one granted to her/ To the extent that no investigation had yet been initiated into the assassination of the former president who had just dismissed him.

 

To the Haitian people,

We call on all forces of change to form a solid, determined, and committed block to build a country where we can live in dignity, with respect for others and for life, in security. Only solidarity, at this moment of historic unity, can allow us to assume our destiny as a sovereign people.

We, the signatories of this press release, assume our responsibilities. We decree that the organization will be permanent as soon as possible. A political conference, which will have to bring together all the active forces of the nation, must find a national compromise capable of resolving the crisis.

We have begun to build a broad consensus; it will continue to grow to build a project that embodies the fundamental demands of the Haitian people in Haiti and abroad, in the interest of our nation, without inequalities. Ethics, honesty, integrity, competence, patriotism, sincerity, are values ​​that guide us to do politics differently.

We ask the sectors of the international community who recognize that it is Haitians who must solve the problems of Haiti to offer sincere solidarity to solve this crisis.

The resolution of the crisis is near. It depends on all of us Haitians, we carry it together. The victory will be everyone's.

 

Long live Haiti

 

Patrice Dumont
Sénateur

Pierre Espérance
Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh)

Wendy Jean-Pierre
Konbit

Patrick Joseph
Konbit

Salvatory R. Saint Victor
Konbit

Edouard Paultre
Ensemble contre la corruption (Ecc)

Kervens Chérubin
Mouvement patriotique populaire dessalinien (Mopod)

Sonson Dumé
Brigade Syndicale Bsac

Jodson Dirogène
Fanmi Lavalas

Thomas Moise
Coalition Syndicale Cosharco

Duclos Bénisoit
Mouvement unifié des transporteurs haïtiens (Muth)

David Levy
Coalition Syndicale Cosharco

Steven Benoit
Entente pour une Transition de Rupture

Joseph Axène
Secteur Démocratique et Populaire

Ricard Pierre
Secteur Démocratique et Populaire

Canova Jean-Baptiste
Mopod

Dunois Erick Cantave
Konakom du Renouveau

Joel Edouard Vorbe
Fanmi Lavalas

Leslie Voltaire
Fanmi Lavalas

Gérald Exantus
Mouvement Conscientisation pour Sauver Haiti (vodou)

Stéphane Vincent
En Avant

Jean-Louis Kervens
KORE-N

James Beltis
Nou P ap Dòmi

Vélina Charlier
Nou P ap Dòmi

Ginette Chérubin
Comité d’union et de support aux municipalités (Cusm)

Raymond Noël
Comité d’union et de support aux municipalités (Cusm)

Bonivert Claude
Croisade pour le Développement et le Progrès d’Haïti

Raoul Vital
POHDH

Marc Dorvil
Ctsp/Cosharco

Charles Tardieu
Fonsoc

Rosnel Jean-Baptiste
Platfòm Peyizan 4GKontre

Stevenson Dossous
Secteur Démocratique et Populaire / Kore-N

Wesly Faustin
Secteur Démocratique et Populaire/ Kore-N

John Mcintosh Armand
Rnddh

Jean William Jeanty
Fwon Patriyotik Popilè

Origène Louis
Tèt Kole Ti Peyiza Ayisyen / 4 G Contre

Ernst Nènè Mathurin
Fwon Patriyotik Popilè

Dr Gracia Jean-Charles
Pitit Desalin

Dominique Saint-Eloi
Cnoha/Cosharco

Danièle Magloire
Platfòm Oganizasyon Feminis / Kay Fanm

Sabine Lamour
Platfòm Oganizasyon Feminis / Sofaa

Samuel Colin
Forum pour la paix en Haïti et le Développement Durable Fohdd

Luckner Bayas
Forum pour la paix en Haiti et le Développement Durable Fohdd

Evens Fils
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Frantz Casséus
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Louis Joseph Louis
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Kisomair Duré
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Magalie Georges
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Jacques Ted St-Dic
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Joseph Maxime Rony
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Wilfrid Saint-Juste
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Sabine Manigat
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Mytha Désulmé
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Monique Clesca
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Magali Comeau Denis
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Pour authentification
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Sabine Manigat

 

Translated to English by CHIP.

 

Posted July 22, 2021