Organizations ask government of Haiti to halt insecurity
Port-au-Prince, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Observation of Haiti has asked the authorities to put an end to the reign of insecurity that claims hundreds of lives each year.
Human rights organization have denounced the murder of numerous personalities, including Monferrier Dorval, who served as president of the Bar Association in this capital, and a professor at the country's main university.
Another dozen people have lost their lives due to insecurity since Dorval's death in late August, a situation that cannot continue, the Institute criticized in a statement.
The organization asked the government to adopt measures to curb criminal activity, and denounced the behavior of a group of policemen who staged a violent day of protests on Monday.
The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace revealed last week that at least 152 people died violently between April and June only in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.
Several organizations have warned of a growing spike in insecurity, and the control exercised by armed gangs over wider areas of the country.
The multiplication of homicides, kidnappings and aggressions provoked a wave of demonstrations, especially in the capital, questioning the government's inaction to stop the phenomenon.
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