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Hearing on human rights abuses, impunity in Haiti open to public – haitiantimes

By Sam Bojarski Students from Jacques Roumain High School lead protest march demanding justice for murdered classmate Evelyne Sincere. Throughout 2020, human rights groups have raised the alarm about the rise in kidnappings and gang violence in Haiti. “Insecurity, for me, brings me trauma, it brings me stress,” Sophonie, 16, of Thomassin, said in a phone interview. The Haitian Times has withheld Sophonie’s last name due to ongoing insecurity concerns. “It’s not normal, because everybody’s afraid. We are afraid of each other,” said Sophonie. Human rights groups have drawn a link between insecurity and human rights violations, some of which they say are committed by state-connected actors. On Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), will hold a v...